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Stagnell, Alexander, FDORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-0847-2024
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Stagnell, A. (2020). An Alliance of War and Peace: Europe and the Necessity of Diplomacy. Crisis and Critique, 7(1), 194-213
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An Alliance of War and Peace: Europe and the Necessity of Diplomacy
2020 (English)In: Crisis and Critique, ISSN 2311-8172, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 194-213Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

This essay seeks to approach the current tensions within the European Union through the lens of the philosophy on perpetual peace. Beginning with Kant’s pamphlet On Perpetual Peace and his depiction of it as “an infinite process of gradual approximation”, the text moves through Hegel’s concept of the necessity of war in order to develop an understanding of the emergence of war between modern nation states. Finally, it approaches Derrida’s critique of both Hegel and Kant as well as his own understanding of the conditions for peace in Europe, in an attempt to provide an explanation for the tensions haunting the EU during the last two decades.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tiranë: Kolektivi Materializmi Dialektik, 2020
Keywords
Perpetual Peace, Necessity of War, Kant, Hegel
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39361 (URN)
Available from: 2020-01-13 Created: 2020-01-13 Last updated: 2020-03-27Bibliographically approved
Stagnell, A. (2019). The Ambassador's Letter: On the Less Than Nothing of Diplomacy. (Doctoral dissertation). Uppsala: Department of Literature, Uppsala University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Ambassador's Letter: On the Less Than Nothing of Diplomacy
2019 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The principal aim of this dissertation is to answer the age-old question What is diplomacy? But this study approaches the question in what might, on first look, appear oblique. By employing Slavoj Žižek’s reworked notion of Ideologiekritik with respect to the history, science, and artistic explorations of diplomacy, this work begins by extracting three of its essential problems: the name, death, and representation. A presentation of the central concepts and theoretical perspectives at play in Žižek’s work is elaborated upon, focusing on his understanding of politics, ideology, and the core of the conceptual apparatus of Lacanian psychoanalysis.

The overarching argument of the thesis is that diplomacy constitutes an Ideological State Apparatus, i.e. that it offers a symbolic link destined to, through ideology, repress the fundamental inconsistencies of the modern nation state, in order to secure its continuous functioning. Diplomacy is shown to constitute the name that points to the impossibility of the state to become One with itself, and the thesis aims to capture how this impossibility, and that which must be excluded from the state to keep the fantasy of fulness alive, always returns to haunt it. Empirically, this is explored by way of re-reading the history of the word diplomacy, whose modern birth coincided with the events of the French Revolution. The study seeks to retrace diplomacy through three distinct historical formations, which here are referred to as the archi-political, ultra-political, and post-political. Each of theses formations functions as a covering over of the fundamental impossibility of the state. Readings of Immanual Kant, Henry James, André Brink, Mads Brügger, and 20th century IR-theory and Diplomacy Studies are presented in order to elaborate the way in which these formations are constituted as ideological fantasies protecting the state and, for that matter, diplomacy from their abyssal ground.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Department of Literature, Uppsala University, 2019. p. 312
Series
Södertörn Doctoral Dissertations, ISSN 1652-7399 ; 161
Keywords
Diplomacy, Ideology, Rhetoric, Slavoj Žižek, International Relations
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-37844 (URN)
Public defence
2019-04-05, MB503, Alfred Nobels Allé 7, Huddinge, 14:00 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2019-03-08 Created: 2019-03-11 Last updated: 2019-03-11Bibliographically approved
Stagnell, A., Schou Therkildsen, L. & Rosengren, M. (Eds.). (2017). Can a person be illegal?: Refugees, Migrants and Citizenship in Europe. Paper presented at Can a person be illegal? Refugees, Migrants and Citizenship in Europe, Uppsala, May 19-21, 2016.. Uppsala: Uppsala University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Can a person be illegal?: Refugees, Migrants and Citizenship in Europe
2017 (English)Conference proceedings (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala University, 2017. p. 141
Series
Uppsala Rhetorical Studies, ISSN 1102-9714 ; 6
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33450 (URN)978-91-980081-2-8 (ISBN)
Conference
Can a person be illegal? Refugees, Migrants and Citizenship in Europe, Uppsala, May 19-21, 2016.
Available from: 2017-10-04 Created: 2017-10-04 Last updated: 2017-10-05Bibliographically approved
Stagnell, A. (2016). Klassikerintroduktion: Cassin. Rhetorica Scandinavica (71/72), 9-16
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Klassikerintroduktion: Cassin
2016 (Swedish)In: Rhetorica Scandinavica, ISSN 1397-0534, no 71/72, p. 9-16Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ödåkra: Retorikförlaget, 2016
Keywords
Barbara Cassin
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-30448 (URN)
Available from: 2016-09-21 Created: 2016-06-22 Last updated: 2017-11-21Bibliographically approved
Cassin, B. (2016). Mening. Rhetorica Scandinavica (71/72), 21-24
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2016 (Swedish)In: Rhetorica Scandinavica, ISSN 1397-0534, no 71/72, p. 21-24Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ödåkra: Retorikförlaget, 2016
Keywords
Aristoteles, sofisterna, motsägelselagen
National Category
Philosophy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-30449 (URN)
Note

Översättning av "Sens" ursprungligen publicerad i Barbara Cassin, L'archipel des idées de Barbara Cassin. Paris: Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l'homme, 2014, s. 29-34. Översättare: Alexander Stagnell.

Available from: 2016-09-21 Created: 2016-06-22 Last updated: 2017-11-21Bibliographically approved
Cassin, B. (2016). Ontologi/Logologi. Rhetorica Scandinavica (71/72), 17-20
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ontologi/Logologi
2016 (Swedish)In: Rhetorica Scandinavica, ISSN 1397-0534, no 71/72, p. 17-20Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ödåkra: Retorikförlaget, 2016
Keywords
Ontologi, Logologi, Cassin, Gorgias, Parmenides
National Category
Philosophy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-30445 (URN)
Note

Översättning av "Ontologie/Logologie" ursprungligen publicerad i Barbara Cassin, L'archipel des idées de Barbara Cassin. Paris: Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l'homme, 2014, s 23-27. Översättare: Alexander Stagnell.

Available from: 2016-09-21 Created: 2016-06-22 Last updated: 2017-11-21Bibliographically approved
Cassin, B. (2016). Retorik eller rum/tid. Rhetorica Scandinavica (71/72), 25-31
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Retorik eller rum/tid
2016 (Swedish)In: Rhetorica Scandinavica, ISSN 1397-0534, no 71/72, p. 25-31Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ödåkra: Retorikförlaget, 2016
Keywords
retorik, kairos
National Category
Philosophy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-30451 (URN)
Note

Översättning av "Rhétorique ou espace/temps" ursprungligen publicerad i Barbara Cassin, L'archipel des idées de Barbara Cassin. Paris: Éditions de la Maison de sciences de l'homme, 2014, s 41-49. Översättare: Alexander Stagnell

Available from: 2016-09-21 Created: 2016-06-22 Last updated: 2017-11-21Bibliographically approved
Stagnell, A. (2016). Ska vi lära folk att tala?: Eller; om logologins förutsättningar. Rhetorica Scandinavica (74), 55-71
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ska vi lära folk att tala?: Eller; om logologins förutsättningar
2016 (Swedish)In: Rhetorica Scandinavica, ISSN 1397-0534, no 74, p. 55-71Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Texten ämnar undersöka vad Cassins omläsning av striden mellan filosoferna och sofisterna har för konsekvenser för den samtida förståelsen av kopplingen mellan retoriken och det politiska. Via hennes kritik av Platon och Aristoteles utreds därmed effekterna av att konflikten mellan sofistik och filosofi inte främst rör kunskapen (epistemologi/doxologi) utan varat (ontologi/logologi). Med hjälp av begrepp från Lacans psykoanalys skrivs sedan grunden för vad ett logologiskt förhållningssätt till det politiska kan innebära fram.

Abstract [en]

This text aims at investigating the possible effects that Cassin’s rereading of the battle between the philosophers and the sophist might have on the contemporary understanding of the connection between rhetoric and the political. Through her critique of Plato and Aristotle the conflict between Philosophy and Sophistics is perceived as one regarding being (ontology/logology) rather than, as traditionally, one of knowledge (epistemology/doxology). Finally, a possible foundation for a logological understanding of the political is sketched with the help of concepts from Lacanian psychoanalysis.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ödåkra: Retorikförlaget, 2016
Keywords
Barbara Cassin, Aristotle, Logology, the Sophists, Barbara Cassin, Aristote, Logologie, les Sophistes, Barbara Cassin, Logologi, Aristoteles, Sofisterna
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-30851 (URN)
Available from: 2017-06-27 Created: 2017-06-27 Last updated: 2017-07-03Bibliographically approved
Stagnell, A. (2016). The Ambassador's Letter: On Diplomacy as Ideological State Apparatus. (Licentiate dissertation). Uppsala: Uppsala universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Ambassador's Letter: On Diplomacy as Ideological State Apparatus
2016 (English)Licentiate thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2016. p. 146
Keywords
Diplomacy, Diplomacy Studies, Slavoj Zizek, André Brink
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Other research area
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31446 (URN)
Presentation
2016-12-15, 6-0031, Engelska Parken, Thunbergsvägen 3P, Uppsala, 12:00 (Swedish)
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Supervisors
Available from: 2017-01-10 Created: 2016-12-19 Last updated: 2017-01-10Bibliographically approved
Stagnell, A. (2015). Retorikens spöken. In: Förledd och förtjust: andra generationens retorikvetare tar ordet (pp. 73-85). Huddinge: Södertörns högskola
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Retorikens spöken
2015 (Swedish)In: Förledd och förtjust: andra generationens retorikvetare tar ordet, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2015, p. 73-85Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2015
Series
Södertörn Rhetorical Studies ; 3
National Category
Languages and Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-27670 (URN)978-91-87843-14-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-06-08 Created: 2015-06-08 Last updated: 2017-10-30Bibliographically approved
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