What are phenomena of contemporary biopolitics in the twenty-first century? Foucault’s theory of biopolitics as neoliberalism is opposed to post-political theories developed by Agamben, Hardt and Negri and as such – more instructive. Because microstrategy of power is not Foucault’s final word on politics, political genealogy opens the space for creative and local critique of biopolitics. And if military interventions, terrorism and wars against terrorism are exemplary phenomena of biopolitics, bellum justum is a contradictio in adjecto. In response to such biopolitics, the relation between sovereignty and democracy is re-examined and we are entering a time of small revolutions.
|Publisher:||Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated|
|Series:||Beyond Humanism: Trans- and Posthumanism / Jenseits des Humanismus: Trans- und Posthumanismus Series , #6|
|Product dimensions:||5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Bogdana Koljević is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Faculty of Media and Communications and Research Associate at the Institute for Political Studies in Belgrade. Her special field of interest is contemporary political philosophy.
Table of Contents
Contents: Phenomena of contemporary biopolitics – Biopolitics as neoliberalism – Rethinking the political – Liberal interventionism – International terrorism – Popular sovereignty – Democracy – Arab Spring – The Occupy movement – Radical European politics of left and right – Political subjectivity – Small revolutions.