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Constitutive causality: imagined spaces and political practices

By Richard N. Lebow

Abstract

I explore alternate meanings of causation and the generic ways in which constitution can have causal consequences. I address the question of constitutive causality in the context of the debate about the rise of the territorial state. I evaluate claims linking its emergence and success to the prior development of linear perspective. To do this, I compare the spatial revolution that took place in the Renaissance with the one that began in the 19th century

Topics: B Philosophy (General), JZ International relations
Publisher: Sage Publications
Year: 2009
DOI identifier: 10.1177/0305829809347536
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:30535
Provided by: LSE Research Online
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