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Territory, authority, rights : from medieval to global assemblages

"Where does the nation-state end and globalization begin? In Territory, Authority, Rights, one of the world's leading authorities on globalization shows show the national state made today's global era possible. Saskia Sassen argues that even while globalization is best understood as "denationalization" it continues to be shaped channeled, and enabled by institutions and networks originally developed with nations in mind, such as the rule of law and respect for private authority."--Jacket
Print Book, English, ©2006
Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J., ©2006
xiv, 493 pages ; 24 cm
9780691095387, 9780691136455, 0691095388, 0691136459
Introduction: Historicizing assemblages of territory, authority, and rights ; Foundational transformations in and of complex systems : Capabilities, Tipping points, Organizing logics ; Using history to develop an analytics of change ; Outline of the book
Assembling the national: Territory, authority, and rights in the framing of the national : Deciphering medieval territory, authority, and rights, Territorializing authority and rights, The political economy of urban territoriality : The legal order, Political cultures of towns ; Conclusion : medieval capabilities and their consequences ; Assembling national political economies centered on imperial geographies : The state as the critical actor, Constructing a world scale, Constructing national economies centered on imperial geographies, Constructing the legal persona of a national bourgeoisie, Constructing the legality of a disadvantaged subject, The American state : making a national sovereign out of a confederatiom, Hypernationalism and imperialism
Disassembling the national: The tipping point : toward new organizing logics : Varieties of internationalism, The tipping point : Why was Bretton Woods not the tipping point?, The United States : shaping systemic capabilities for the tipping point, Redistributing power inside the state : The Executive's privatizing of its own power ; Reconstructing the public-private divide : The variable articulations of private and public authority, The rise of markets and the law in reshaping the "public interest", Appendix : Executive secrecy and discretionary abuses : Bush Administration, 2001-2005 ; Denationalized state agendas and privatized norm-making: Variable interpretations of state power in the global economy, Denationalized state agendas : Antitrust policy : from extraterritoriality to a global system?, International economic law : autonomous from but inserted in national law, A new institutional zone of privatized agents ; The global capital market : power and norm-making : Distinguishing today's market for capital, Governments and the global market for capital, The partial disembedding of specialized state operations and nonstate actors : Toward global law systems : disembedding law from its national encasement, Conclusion, Appendix : Vulture funds and sovereign debt : examples from Latin America (2004)
Foundational subjects for political membership : Today's changed relation to the national state: Citizenship and nationality ; Debordering and relocalizing citizenship ; Deconstructing citizenship : a lens into the question of rights ; The multiple interactions between legality and recognition : Unauthorized yet recognized, Authorized yet unrecognized ; New global classes : implications for politics ; Toward postnational and denationalized citizenship : Distinguishing postnational and denationalized ; Toward a partial repositioning of nationality ; Citizenship in the global city ; Conclusion
Assemblages of a global digital age: Digital networks, state authority, and politics : State authority confronts digital networks : Distinguishing private and public-access digital space, A politics of places on cross-border circuits Embedding the digital : Digital/nondigital imbrications, The destabilization of older hierarchies of scale, Mediating cultures of use ; New interactions between capital fixity and hypermobility : A new generation of markets and instruments, Managing risk in global financial markets, The need for technical cultures of interpretation, A politics of places on global circuits : the local as multiscalar, Conclusion ; Assembling mixed spatial and temporal orders : elements for a theorization: Analytic borderlands : specificity and complexity, Mixed spatio-temporal assemblages as types of territoriality, Juxtaposed temporalities and new economies : Excavating the temporality of the national, Conclusion
In Conclusion : Conclusion: On method and interpretation ; Territory, authority, and rights : national and global assemblages ; From national borders to embedded borderings : implications for territorial authority ; Toward a multiplication of specialized orders : assemblages of TAR