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Author Prozorov, Sergei, author.

Title Democratic biopolitics : popular sovereignty and the power of life / Sergei Prozorov.

Publication Info. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2019]

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Description 1 online resource (vii, 212 pages)
Series Edinburgh scholarship online
Edinburgh scholarship online.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-209) and index.
Contents Prologue: Towards an experimental analytics of government -- 1 Rousseau's aporia -- 2 The community of solitary walkers -- PART 2 FREEFORM LIFE -- 3 Biopower and the politics of contingency -- 4 Is there a democratic form of life? -- 5 Demos distracted -- 6 How to enjoy democracy again (and again) -- Epilogue: Why democracy is good for life
Summary Contemporary studies of biopolitics assume that the rise of biopolitical governance entails the eclipse of democracy. The abstract egalitarianism of democratic government appears to be incompatible with the concrete, particularist and individualising operations of biopower. Sergei Prozorov challenges the assumption that the biopolitical governance means the end of democracy, arguing for a positive synthesis of biopolitics and democracy. He develops a vision of democratic biopolitics where diverse forms of life can coexist on the basis of their reciprocal recognition as free, equal and in common. He demonstrates how this vision can be realised and sustained by using examples of our lived experience -- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Biopolitics.
Biopolitics -- Philosophy.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Prozorov, Sergei. Democratic biopolitics. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2019] 1474449344 (OCoLC)1055453609
ISBN 9781474449366 (electronic bk.)
1474449360 (electronic bk.)
9781474459839 (ebook)