Žižek, Agamben and the Idea of Democratic Biopolitics

Review of Human Rights

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Title Žižek, Agamben and the Idea of Democratic Biopolitics
Creator Ali, Shehzad
Description Following the debate between Giorgio Agamben and Slavoj Žižek in response to the pandemic, this essay explores that the concept of ‘democratic biopolitics’ is a viable alternative to the concept of ‘populist biopolitics’. The concept problematizes the dominant intellectual sense of the pandemic (whether it is a rupture or event) by rendering that ‘heeding to the aspirations of ordinary citizens’ is the key to understandiing the pandemic. It also double-downs on the idea of Sotiris and Schubert that a community based democratic response to the pandemic should be pursued.
Publisher Society of Social Science Academics
Date 2021-01-20
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Double-blind peer reviewed Focus Essay
Format application/pdf
Identifier https://reviewhumanrights.com/index.php/RHR/article/view/157
Source Review of Human Rights; Vol. 6 No. 1 (2020): Review of Human Rights; lxv-lxxiii
Language eng
Relation https://reviewhumanrights.com/index.php/RHR/article/view/157/71
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Shehzad Ali

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