Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2019

232 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474445283

Bookseller Code (06)

Critiquing Sovereign Violence

Law, Biopolitics, Bio-Juridicalism

First Edition

Gavin Rae

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Criticises the historically dominant classic-juridical model of sovereign violence and defends a bio-juridical model instead
  • Works across the disciplines of critical theory, political theory, biopolitical theory, poststructuralism and deconstruction
  • Develops three models (radical-juridical, biopolitical, and bio-juridical) to understand contemporary debates
  • Situates current thinking in relation to the classic-juridical model, thereby linking contemporary debates to historical ones
  • Moves beyond the dominant biopolitical model to a bio-juridical paradigm

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