Foucault on Politics, Security and War

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Foucault on Politics, Security and War interrogates Foucault's controversial genealogy of modern biopolitics. These essays situate Foucault's arguments, clarify the correlation of sovereign and bio-power and examine the relation of bios, nomos and race in relation to modern war.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230285378
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 2/15/2011
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL DILLON is Professor of Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Lancaster, UK. He has published widely on politics of security and on political and cultural theory. Among his books are Politics of Security: Towards a Political Philosophy of Continental Thought (1996). Michael Dillon is also co-editor of The Journal of Cultural Research
ANDREW W. NEAL is Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Edinburgh, UK. His PhD, which he is currently developing for publication as Exceptionalism and the Politics of Counter-Terrorism: Liberty, Security and the War on Terror, won the British International Studies Association thesis prize in 2006. He has published articles as sole and joint author on Foucault, exceptionalism and critical approaches to security.

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Table of Contents

Introduction; M.Dillon& A.W.Neal
Strategies for Waging Peace: Foucault as Collaborateur; S.Elden
Goodbye War on Terror? Foucault and Butler on Discourses of Law, War and Exceptionalism; A.W.Neal
Life Struggles: War, Discipline, and Biopolitics in the Thought of Michel Foucault; J.Reid
Security: A Field Left Fallow; D.Bigo
Revisiting Franco's Death: Life and Death and Bio-Political Governmentality; P.Palladino
Law Versus History: Foucault's Genealogy of Modern Sovereignty; M.Valverde
The Politics of Death: Race War, Bio-Power and AIDS in the Post-Apartheid; D.Fassin
Security, Race, and War; M.Dillon

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