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
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Double-blind peer reviewed Focus Essay
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://reviewhumanrights.com/index.php/RHR/article/view/157
10.35994/rhr.v6i1.157
 
Source Review of Human Rights; Vol. 6 No. 1 (2020): Review of Human Rights; lxv-lxxiii
2520-7032
2520-7024
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://reviewhumanrights.com/index.php/RHR/article/view/157/71
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Shehzad Ali
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
 

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