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„Позитивна биополитика” у 21. веку?
„Positive Biopolitics” in the 21. Century

Author(s): Bogdana Koljević
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Nova srpska politička misao
Keywords: biopolitics; neoliberalism; state of exception; multitude; true democracy

Summary/Abstract: In the first part of this article the author reflects on the philosophical theories of biopolitics in works of Michael Foucault and Giorgio Agamben, articulating the ideas of biopolitics as neoliberalism i.e. of biopolitics as permanency of the state of exception. In spite significant differences in their conceptual projects, in both cases biopolitics appears as the ultimate carrier of contemporary techniques of governing, as the power which rules over law, politics, philosophy and life as such. In the second part, coming from recent theories of Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, the author questions the potentialities of rethinking the live image of positive biopolitics, of multitude and the common, and the possibilites which are emerging in societies of the 21. century. In conclusion, Marx’s idea of true democracy is presented in this context, as the philosophical and political name which is seen in the light of resistence to the empire and as a new positive biopolitics.

  • Issue Year: 19/2011
  • Issue No: 03+04
  • Page Range: 197-213
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: English