Paying attention to the role of relation in the positioning of sovereignties is important to the question of considering the interaction between the WTO, the Indian state and local communities in India for three reasons. First, as Chapter 3 showed, the constitutive function of relation further exposes the fallacy of the idea

from the myth of a pure origin serves not only to debunk the solidity of the nation-state’s claim to exclusive sovereignty, but also emphasises the continuing need to assert position in the face of new challenges. As Nancy’s concept of co-appearance puts in focus, the presence of new challenges to existing sovereign positions provokes the need to reassert that sovereign position in light of each challenge. As such, the challenge itself becomes constitutive of the content and boundary of the sovereign claim.