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Postsocialist, post-conflict, postcolonial?
Author: Catherine Baker

This book explains theoretical work in postcolonial and postsocialist studies to offer a novel and distinctive insight into how Yugoslavia is configured by, and through, race. It presents the history of how ideas of racialised difference have been translated globally in Yugoslavia. The book provides a discussion on the critical race scholarship, global historical sociologies of 'race in translation' and south-east European cultural critique to show that the Yugoslav region is deeply embedded in global formations of race. It considers the geopolitical imagination of popular culture; the history of ethnicity; and transnational formations of race before and during state socialism, including the Non-Aligned Movement. The book also considers the post-Yugoslav discourses of security, migration, terrorism and international intervention, including the War on Terror and the refugee crisis. It elaborates how often-neglected aspects of the history of nationhood and migration reveal connections that tie the region into the global history of race. The book also explains the linkage between ethnic exclusivism and territory in the ethnopolitical logic of the Bosnian conflict and in the internationally mediated peace agreements that enshrined it: 'apartheid cartography'. Race and whiteness remained perceptible in post-war Bosnian identity discourses as new, open-ended forms of post-conflict international intervention developed.

Looming constitutional conflicts between the de-centralist logic of functional diff erentiation and the bio-political steering of austerity and global governance
Darrow Schecter

in the planning of official political agendas, national budgets, military interventions, and flows of information. These networks effectively sidestep public scrutiny and elude political accountability. A paradigm of statehood so deeply imbued with privately negotiated contractual bargaining may in theory be committed to politically neutral differentiation and mediation. In practice, however, as will be seen in the analysis of neoliberalism offered below and in the next chapter, it is a paradigm that often yields to the pressures of highly selective, decisionistic

in Critical theory and sociological theory
The St Vincent and the Grenadines context
Philip Nanton

This chapter explores colonial and postcolonial strategies for implementing civilization and banishing wilderness in St. Vincent. These strategies involve attempts to ‘improve’ nature, including controlling the ‘savage’ black population and pragmatic interventions to improve public utilities as well as more recent postcolonial strategies of nation building.

in Frontiers of the Caribbean
The logics of ‘hitting the bottom’
Gunther Teubner

of which could not be achieved through either national or transnational interventions of the world of states. The dichotomy constitutional/unconstitutional develops into a binary meta-code within the structural coupling between the economy and law, and is set above both the legal code and the economic code. II  Growth compulsions and the financial crisis 1  Causal factors or the compulsion to

in Critical theory and legal autopoiesis
Catherine Baker

peacekeeping and humanitarian intervention by the very global institutions Tito's Yugoslavia had hoped to lead. Other European governments no longer saw the region as exporting skilled professionals and managed numbers of guest-workers but as a source of international instability (Hansen 2006 ) and disordered refugee flows, as millions escaped violent ethnicised displacement from Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and later Kosovo or systemic structural inequality (exacerbated in Serbia by economic sanctions against Milošević) elsewhere. Security-minded gazes from northern and

in Race and the Yugoslav region
Patchen Markell

dependent on a prior sense of what there is in the world to be reasoned about – that is, a sense of the occasions for and objects of justification. There is no space of reasons, we might say, adapting a phrase of Arendt’s, without a space of appearance . But understanding and transforming the constitution of this space, I’ll propose, demands a mode of analysis and a style of intervention irreducible to, though not necessarily opposed to, the reconstruction and criticism of explicit or tacit justifications, one that deserves to be treated as a central part of the

in Toleration, power and the right to justification
The many autonomies of private law
Gunther Teubner

as the law of the economy) of the political interventionists. The only point of disagreement was thus whether private law should reflect economic efficiency or governmental policies, principles of economic autonomy or of political intervention. Tertium non datur . Both political ideologies have assisted in creating legal institutions which stress, albeit in different forms, the interplay of the

in Critical theory and legal autopoiesis
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Catherine Baker

fantasy of civilisation defined against savagery, of self-determination defined against spaces requiring external intervention, of politics and civics (therefore of the city) against the wilderness, all defined according to racialised boundaries projected on to people and territory (Mills 1997 : 42). Yet where does a marginalised periphery of Europe fit into the global raciality of Mignolo, Winant or Mills? The answer is that global raciality accommodates many local racisms. The very structure of white supremacy that Mills calls the ‘racial contract

in Race and the Yugoslav region
Singular experiences
Steven Earnshaw

were to accept the proposal to take up again with Yvonne, he would be acting out a role. His choice, to refer back to Sartre’s provocative equivalence, is  for the drunkard over the general. His personal world of Yvonne and Hugh is one where he has suffered betrayal, and the world at large is one structured by cruelty and violence and in which ‘intervention’ is pointless. It is a despairing assessment of the world, to be sure, but that does not make it any less accurate or true for the Consul, and to opt for anything which obviates or ignores this would be ‘bad faith

in The Existential drinker
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Melancholic dispositions and conscious unhappiness
Simon Mussell

quasi-​natural, permanent state, a ‘normal abnormality’, symptomatic of a chronic humoral imbalance. In this classical medical framework, no treatment or intervention could hope to rebalance the latter type of melancholic, for such individuals were simply of a splenetic temperament, ‘born under the sign of Saturn’, cosmologically and thus irrevocably configured to be hypersensitive to loss, pain, rejection, fear, sadness, and suffering, even in the absence of any genuine cause for such feelings. The influence of these classical ideas would be hugely significant

in Critical theory and feeling