Representations of the (Extra)Territorial: Theoretical and Visual Perspectives

6 Pages Posted: 16 Aug 2017

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Cedric Ryngaert

Utrecht University School of Law (the Netherlands)

Date Written: May 13, 2017


Progressive, post-realist scholarship engaging with the ‘end of geography’ has observed that State borders have become porous due to increased communication, travel and migration opportunities, as well as the emergence of global, cosmopolitan values. Individuals’ primary allegiance may no longer, as a matter of course, be with the State in which they reside or with their fellow nationals. Individuals and collectivities may have relations to, and even duties towards, ‘others’ in far-flung places. Borders, in this view, are accidents of history, enclosing an arbitrarily bounded space that is no longer in keeping with the sociological reality of global human interdependency. This mini-special issue of the Utrecht Law Review has set itself the task of inquiring as to what the evaporation of borders means for conceptualizations of (extra)territoriality, sovereignty and jurisdiction.

Keywords: territoriality, extraterritoriality, Exterritory art project

Suggested Citation

Ryngaert, Cedric, Representations of the (Extra)Territorial: Theoretical and Visual Perspectives (May 13, 2017). Utrecht Law Review, Vol. 13, No. 2, p. 1-6, 2017. Available at SSRN:

Cedric Ryngaert (Contact Author)

Utrecht University School of Law (the Netherlands) ( email )

3508 TC Utrecht

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