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Published: 01 March 2019

224 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474449342

Bookseller Code (06)

Democratic Biopolitics

Popular Sovereignty and the Power of Life

First Edition

Sergei Prozorov

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Develops the first positive synthesis of democracy and biopolitics
  • Critically re-engages with the canonical theories of biopolitics from Foucault, Agamben and Esposito
  • Introduces new philosophical voices into the discussion of biopolitics: Nancy, Badiou and Lefort
  • Explicates the historical background of the contemporary critique of biopolitics
  • Interprets the current crisis of liberal democracy through a biopolitical lens, and suggests possibilities for overcoming it