Liminality in EU-Hamas relations

Michelle Pace, Polly Pallister-Wilkins

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Resumé

This article engages with the concept of liminality by focusing on two, theoretically and empirically dubious categories: the EU and Hamas. Theoretically, both are in-between the traditional categories we use to make sense of the world and as such they challenge state-based, Westphalian, Eurocentric categories that dominate International Relations (IR). By analysing Hamas and the EU as liminals this article demonstrates how far certain collective discourses and non-state identities can go in challenging pre-existing categories on which the social order of international relations relies. Hamas does not ‘fit’ into pre-existing social categories of the social order in world politics. The EU does not fit into the system of states in international relations, although it attempts, in part, to behave like one at a supranational level. Empirically, both the EU and Hamas are able to exercise power to differing degrees depending on context. Both engage in politics on a procedural, day-to-day level that has significant consequences for their knowledge of themselves and the Other. This article explores how the liminal identity of these two actors impacts on their relations with each other and importantly their relations of Self. In 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 highlighting the limits of such in-between categories in a world order still structured around the state.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2014
Antal sider30
StatusUdgivet - 2014
BegivenhedSchool of Politics and International Relations (SPIRRS) - Canterbury, Storbritannien
Varighed: 8 okt. 20148 okt. 2014

Seminar

SeminarSchool of Politics and International Relations (SPIRRS)
LandStorbritannien
ByCanterbury
Periode08/10/201408/10/2014

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Pace, M., & Pallister-Wilkins, P. (2014). Liminality in EU-Hamas relations. Afhandling præsenteret på School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRRS), Canterbury, Storbritannien.
Pace, Michelle ; Pallister-Wilkins, Polly. / Liminality in EU-Hamas relations. Afhandling præsenteret på School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRRS), Canterbury, Storbritannien.30 s.
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Publikation: KonferencebidragPaperForskningpeer review

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