political-economicgovernance. Like its management of financial assets, IS’s administration of finance reflects the behaviours of US-associated entities in the Middle East, and neoliberal economic circumstances in the wider international financial system. Extending the previous sections’ exploration of IS finance and the importance of territory for IS, in this section I elaborate on how IS’s administration of finance exemplifies its state-like geo-economic ambitions. In particular, these practices might be interpreted as signifying the organisation’s reliance upon
the fighting stops, and their legacies run deeply in the
societies affected by them. Mark Duffield and other scholars have argued
that the experience of conflict is less about social breakdown and more
about the emergence of alternative – generally non-state based
– patterns of political and economicgovernance. 15 In this context,
the binary division between ‘war’ and ‘peace’
that the transition
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H. Krieger, Migration , (Brussels:
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