MANCEPT Workshop: Decolonial Conceptions of Territory, Sovereignty, and Self-determination

September 11, 2023 - September 13, 2023
Manchester Centre for Political Theory (MANCEPT), University of Manchester

United Kingdom

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New York University, Abu Dhabi
Northwestern University In Qatar

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Debates in political philosophy about territorial sovereignty, political community, and self-determination are often implicitly indexed to liberal democratic Western nation-states. These debates usually treat the nation-state as their normative starting point and often do not extensively address the ongoing legacies of colonialism and imperialism, even though most contemporary state boundaries were established through conquest, settler colonialism, imperialist fiat, and forced migration. The goal of this workshop is to explore how theories that center the experiences of postcolonial societies and Indigenous peoples can contribute to and reshape these debates. We will explore the implications of these various strands of political thought for discussions of territory, peoplehood, political community, and self-determination.

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