Sam Mace


I have an undergraduate and a masters degree from Lancaster University. 

Research interests

My research interests primarily sit within Political Theory relating to sovereignty, the state of exception and the relationship between the two. I am also interested in how this relationship plays out within weak states which are located within the Middle East. My research shall assess the viability of sovereignty within weak states when the state of exception is being used as a tool for regimes to exercise power. 


  • BA in Politics Lancaster University
  • MA in Politics Lancaster University

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Contemporary Political Theory