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Walled States, Waning Sovereignty: Professor Wendy Brown Keynote Lecture

Professor Wendy Brown Keynote Lecture

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, dozens of walls have been erected between and within nation-states. Why? What are these walls doing--materially, performatively, symbolically? What is their relationship to the erosion of state sovereignty? What is the nature of state and popular investments in them, especially when they don't 'work'?

In these videos, Prof Wendy Brown, University of California, Berkeley, explores these questions in a lecture forming part of the keynote lecture series at The Open University's Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance. The talk also include responses from Prof Stuart Elden, Department of Geography, Durham University, and Dr Raia Prokhovnik, Director of CCIG's new Bodies Research Programme and a Reader in the Department of Politics and International Studies at The Open University.


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