De-territorializing Benedict Anderson's Imagined Communites:
: From Political Communities of Place to Political Communities of Recognition

  • Danielle Young

Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Economic and Social Studies


In this dissertation, the need to re-conceptualize political community is explored as
a result of the problem of environmental degradation. The concept of inevitability
and how it informs barriers to such a re-conceptualization is pursued throughout,
by examining its influence on understandings of political community. The potential
to re-formulate political communities is considered in light of arguments for
communications that facilitate a sense of community, cosmopolitan harm
conventions, different types of learning, and most significantly, a concept of
recognition that might provide a basis for reconsidering what political communities
look like and how they might be organized
Date of Award2012
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Aberystwyth University
SupervisorKamila Stullerova (Supervisor) & Andrew Linklater (Supervisor)

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