EU–Hamas actors in a state of permanent liminality

Michelle Pace, Polly Pallister-Wilkins

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This article contributes to the debate on liminality within International Relations (IR) theory by focusing on the actorness of the European Union (EU) and Hamas. The concept of liminality as a transitional process is applied to frame the situation of both the EU and Hamas as political actors in-between socially established categories. This article explores how the liminal identity of these two actors impacts, on the one hand, their relations with each other and, on the other hand, their relations of ‘self’. Exploring the procedural relations of the EU and Hamas, it argues for the necessity of recognising liminal categories in IR theory and practice, while, at the same time, it highlights the limits of such in-between categories in a world order still structured around the state.
TidsskriftJournal of International Relations and Development
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)223–246
Antal sider24
StatusUdgivet - 30 jan. 2018
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