Michael Dillon's research while affiliated with New York State and other places

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... The burgeoning literature on the state of exception identifies very little space for resistance (Agamben 1998(Agamben , 2005Edkins & Pin-Fat 2004;Minca 2007). In this framework, the worldwide expansion of the state system has resulted in an all-encompassing, unitary, and increasingly globalized sovereign power (Dillon 2004). The sovereign gains authority not simply by establishing and enforcing laws within a territory, but specifically through the deployment of the state of exception: a time/space where others must follow the laws, but the sovereign can operate outside of the legal system if it perceives a threat to its authority (Agamben 1998(Agamben , 2005. ...