International biopolitics: Foucault, globalisation and imperialism.
Kelly, Mark G. E. (2010) International biopolitics: Foucault, globalisation and imperialism. Theoria, 57 (123). pp. 1-26. ISSN 0040-5817
In this article, I present a new Foucauldian reading of the international, via Foucault’s concept of ‘biopolitics’. I begin by surveying the existing Foucauldian perspectives on the international, which mostly take as their point of departure Foucault’s concept of ‘governmentality’, and mostly diagnose a ‘global governmentality’ or ‘global biopolitics’ in the current era of globalisation. Against these majority positions, I argue that analysis of the contemporary international through the lens of Foucauldian biopolitics in fact shows us that our world system is marked by a parasitic imperialism of rich sovereign states over poor ones, carried on at the level of populations.
|Keywords (uncontrolled):||biopolitics; biopower; Foucault; governmentality; international|
|Research Areas:||School of Media and Performing Arts > Media & Performing Arts|
|Deposited On:||01 Feb 2010 07:59|
|Last Modified:||18 Jul 2014 18:10|
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