(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Articulated sovereignty : extending Mozambican state power through the Great Limpopo transfrontier park

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dept. of Geography, York Univ., Toronto, CANADA


Since its inception in 2001 and subsequent integration into the tri-national Great Limpopo Trans-frontier Park (GLTP), Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park (LNP) has been progressively trans-formed into a functioning wildlife park. Standing behind this transformation has been a profound expansion ofMozambican state power over and through the park. I address this tension by developing the concept of articulated sovereignty, which understands sovereignty as a heterogenous set of powers that are produced through often unequal interactions with other actors, including foreign or extra-territorial actors. I additionally draw on articulate sovereignty to show that the state and territory, like sovereignty, are built through various articulations with extraterritorial partners, thus drawing into question the sovereignty-state-territory triad. In short, articulated sovereignty sheds light on both the sovereignty complexities of transfrontier conservation projects like the LNP/GLTP and how sovereignty actually plays out in the world


Article of periodic

published at : Political geography / ISSN 0962-6298

Editor : Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1992)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 36 [pp. 1-11]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 1 carte, 1 ill.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1016/j.polgeo.2013.04.003

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