Žižek, Agamben and the Idea of Democratic Biopolitics

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.35994/rhr.v6i1.157

Abstract

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.

Published

2021-01-20

How to Cite

Ali, S. . (2021). Žižek, Agamben and the Idea of Democratic Biopolitics. Review of Human Rights, 6(1), lxv-lxxiii. https://doi.org/10.35994/rhr.v6i1.157
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