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Conclusion: William Petty's Political Science

Ted McCormick

in William Petty: And the Ambitions of Political Arithmetic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547890
eISBN:
9780191720529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547890.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

The conclusion draws together several of the main themes of the book, arguing that political arithmetic can only be understood properly from the manuscripts he circulated in his lifetime, and in the ... More


Biopower in the English Pale: Generation and Genocide in

Patricia A. Cahill

in Unto the Breach: Martial Formations, Historical Trauma, and the Early Modern Stage

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199212057
eISBN:
9780191705830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212057.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter turns from modes of disciplinary power to the regulation of social phenomena at the mass level in order to show how ideas about biopolitics—that is, about the making of a reproducible ... More


Market and Thought: Meditations on the Political and Biopolitical

Brett Levinson

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223848
eISBN:
9780823235421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223848.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book explores the possibilities for a genuinely radical critique of globalized culture and politics—at a time when intellectuals and non-intellectuals alike struggle to understand the ... More


Education Policy and Racial Biopolitics in Multicultural Cities

Kalervo N. Gulson and P. Taylor Webb

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447320074
eISBN:
9781447320098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447320074.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Attempts at educational equity amount to local activities performed within unequal and disjunctive political forces. As a politics, educational equity is redolent of the conditions that produce ... More


Germ Wars: The Politics of Microbes and America's Landscape of Fear

Melanie Armstrong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520292765
eISBN:
9780520966147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292765.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The United States government has spent billions of dollars this century to prepare the nation for bioterrorism, despite the extremely rare occurrence of biological attacks in modern American history. ... More


Biopolitics: Antigone's Claim

Audronė Žukauskaitė

in Interrogating Antigone in Postmodern Philosophy and Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199559213
eISBN:
9780191594403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559213.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Lacanian philosopher Slavoj Žižek interprets Antigone as a figure driven by some pathological desire, being attached to the Other (Polyneices) without the mediation of symbolic rules and laws. In ... More


Stasis Before the State: Nine Theses on Agonistic Democracy

Dimitris Vardoulakis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277391
eISBN:
9780823280636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277391.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

How is political change possible when even the most radical revolutions only reproduce sovereign power? Via the analysis of the contradictory meanings of stasis, Vardoulakis argues that the ... More


The Biopolitics of the War on Terror: Life Struggles, Liberal Modernity and the Defence of Logistical Societies

Julian Reid

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074059
eISBN:
9781781701676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074059.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This is a book which aims to overturn existing understandings of the origins and futures of the War on Terror for the purposes of International Relations theory. As the book shows, this is not a war ... More


The different ways in which violence is justified delineate different forms of sovereignty

Dimitris Vardoulakis

in Stasis Before the State: Nine Theses on Agonistic Democracy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277391
eISBN:
9780823280636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277391.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This thesis provides a typology of sovereign power from the perspective of how violence is justified.


Passage: Sovereign Debt (Economic Theology II)

Roberto Esposito

in Two: The Machine of Political Theology and the Place of Thought

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267613
eISBN:
9780823272396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267613.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Revisiting what was discussed in the section on the ‘nexum,’ this chapter analyzes the intersection between political theology and economic theology. The expression “sovereign debt” refers to ... More


Variations on the Solidarity Blues

Richard Iton

in In Search of the Black Fantastic: Politics and Popular Culture in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195178463
eISBN:
9780199851812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178463.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

When trying to establish the identity of something, one does not automatically refer to the aspects that do not involve the subject, or to attributes from which the subject is exempted. That being ... More


Neoliberal Symptoms: The Impasse between Economics and Politics in Contemporary Political Theory

Anita Chari

in A Political Economy of the Senses: Neoliberalism, Reification, Critique

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173896
eISBN:
9780231540384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173896.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores debates between neo-Marxists and radical democrats as an important feature of the ideological structure of neoliberal societies. This chapter argues that the impasse created ... More


A Foucauldian Interpretation of Modern Law: From Sovereignty to Normalisation and Beyond

Jacopo Martire

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474411929
eISBN:
9781474435215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411929.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Although Foucault is certainly one of most influential scholars of our age, law is for Foucauldian scholarship akin to an “undigestable meal”. This is due to a seemingly unresolvable dilemma: how is ... More


Mattering: Feminism, Science, and Materialism

Victoria Pitts-Taylor (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479833498
eISBN:
9781479842308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479833498.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

21st Century feminists are re-imagining nature, biology, and matter in feminist thought and critically addressing new developments in biology, physics, neuroscience, epigenetics and other scientific ... More


Thou Shalt Not Kill

Adriana Cavarero and Angelo Scola

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823267347
eISBN:
9780823272341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267347.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

A leading Italian feminist philosopher and the Archbishop of Milan face off over the contemporary meaning of the biblical commandment not to kill. The result is a series of erudite and wide-ranging ... More


Foucault/Derrida Fifty Years Later: The Futures of Genealogy, Deconstruction, and Politics

Olivia Custer, Penelope Deutscher, and Samir Haddad (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231171953
eISBN:
9780231542999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171953.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Early in their careers, Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida argued over madness, reason, and history in an exchange that profoundly influenced continental philosophy and critical theory. In this ... More


The Biopolitics of Stalinism: Ideology and Life in Soviet Socialism

Sergei Prozorov

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474410526
eISBN:
9781474418744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410526.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The Biopolitics of Stalinism is the first book to investigate Soviet socialism from a biopolitical perspective. While canonical theories of biopolitics of Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben and Roberto ... More


Philosophy, Animality and the Life Sciences

Wahida Khandker

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748676774
eISBN:
9781474406468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676774.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In line with ‘Continental’ approaches to critical animal studies, this book aims to uncover the philosophical and historical progression of concepts of animal and organic life, in order to understand ... More


Agonistic Mourning: Political Dissidence and the Women in Black

Athena Athanasiou

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474420143
eISBN:
9781474434904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420143.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Drawing on a wide range of contemporary social and political thought, the book engages with a feminist dissident movement: namely, former Yugoslavia’s “Women in Black” (Žene u Crnom orŽuC) and its ... More


Reading with John Clare: Biopoetics, Sovereignty, Romanticism

Sara Guyer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265572
eISBN:
9780823266920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265572.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Reading with John Clare: Biopoetics, Homelessness, Romanticism argues that at the heart of contemporary biopolitical thinking is an insistent repression of poetry. By returning to the moment at ... More


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