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Extraterritorial Authoritarian Practices

Monday May 6, 2019, at 13:30
Room 24.120 (First floor). Mercè Rodoreda 24 building
Research seminar

Marlies Glasius (University of Amsterdam)

I will be presenting a chapter of the book I am writing, working title Authoritarian Practices beyond the State. I will briefly discuss the concept of authoritarian practices and the book as a whole, before turning to one of its empirical chapters, on extraterritorial authoritarian practices. The chapter suggests that authoritarian rule should not be considered a territorially bounded regime type, but rather as a mode of governing people through a distinct set of practices. The chapter comprises two types of extraterritorial practices, each illustrated with one or more case studies. The first  type concerns extraterritorial authoritarian practices by agents of a state generally considered autocratic, demonstrating how they adapt to the specific affordances and insecurities of populations abroad. Second, the chapter will illustrate how agents of states that are generally considered as liberal democracies may engage in authoritarian practices in their dealings with non-citizens beyond their borders, but under their control.

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Marlies Glasius is a Professor in International Relations at the Department of Politics, University of Amsterdam. Her research interests include authoritarianism, global civil society, international criminal justice and human security. She is the principal investigator of the ERC-funded project Authoritarianism in a Global Age, which investigates changes in the nature and sustainability of authoritarianism induced by globalization. Glasius holds a PhD cum laude from the Netherlands School of Human Rights Research. She previously worked at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where she was one of the founding editors of the Global Civil Society Yearbook. She is the author of  The International Criminal Court: A Global Civil Society Achievement (2006) and numerous articles in journals such as Development and Change, Globalizations, Human Rights Quarterly and International Affairs. She is an associate editor of the European Journal of International Relations.