This chapter looks at the limits of obligation in another context, that of subjects travelling from one commonwealth to another. Like the body of the subject, the physical movement of the traveler implicates another interface between the civic and the natural, this time the relationship between political space and the space of local motion—the space in which all physical beings, not just humans, move. Implicitly, it poses a fundamental political question about the city as a juridical entity: whether such a body is spatially limited, and if so, how it can be that a non-physical body has a spatial location. In this sense, the border between the political and the natural and the border of the commonwealth are mutually under construction.
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