“Rehearsing the State: The Political Practices of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile” By Fiona McConnell

2016 08 Summer Reading Rehearsing the State

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Published in March 2016 by Wiley as part of their Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG) book series, “Rehearsing the State: The Political Practices of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile” by Fiona McConnell presents a comprehensive investigation of the institutions, performances, and actors through which the Tibetan Government-in-Exile is rehearsing statecraft. 
From the Wiley website:

McConnell offers new insights into how communities officially excluded from formal state politics enact hoped-for futures and seek legitimacy in the present.

  • Offers timely and original insights into exile Tibetan politics based on detailed qualitative research in Tibetan communities in India
  • Advances existing debates in political geography by bringing ideas of stateness and statecraft into dialogue with geographies of temporality
  • Explores the provisional and pedagogical dimensions of state practices, adding weight to assertions that states are in a continual situation of emergence
  • Makes a significant contribution to critical state theory

Fiona McConnell is Associate Professor in Human Geography at the University of Oxford. She is co-editor of Geographies of Peace (2014) and Diplomatic Cultures and International Politics (forthcoming), and sits on the Board of Directors of the Tibet Justice Centre.

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