Abstract

This essay focuses on a range of formal and informal practices that I hypothesize as the making of new types of jurisdictions with variable relations to the traditional jurisdiction of the state over its territory. One effect is to contribute to an emergent misalignment between territory and territoriality. A second effect is to make structural holes in the tissue of national state sovereign territory. Both processes contribute new types of borderings inside national territory. The action is not on interstate borders, but in the interior of the state, which can mean an extension of one state into another's territorial jurisdiction or into the high seas, a zone where no state has exclusive jurisdiction. I also explore whether these formations are hidden from the formal eye of the state by the contractualizing of governmental authority.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1543-0367
Print ISSN
1080-0727
Pages
pp. 3-27
Launched on MUSE
2013-09-01
Open Access
No
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