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By Patricia Ticineto Clough, Craig Willse

Under the auspices of neoliberalism, technical platforms of compliance and potency have come to underwrite the kinfolk one of the kingdom, the economic system, and a biopolitics of conflict, terror, and surveillance. In Beyond Biopolitics, widespread theorists search to account for and significantly interact the developments that experience knowledgeable neoliberal governance long ago and are expressed in its reformulation this present day. As experiences of army career, the policing of migration, blood trades, monetary markets, the struggle on terror, media ecologies, and customer branding, the essays discover the governance of existence and dying in a near-future, a gift emptied of destiny prospects. The participants delve into political and theoretical concerns critical to initiatives of neoliberal governance, together with states of exception that aren't unparalleled yet foundational; chance research utilized to the adjudication of “ethical” varieties of battle, terror, and career; racism and the administration of the existence capacities of populations; the construction and flow of loss of life as political and fiscal foreign money; and the opportunity of severe and aesthetic reaction. jointly, the essays supply how you can conceptualize biopolitics because the floor for today’s reformulation of governance.

Contributors. Ann Anagnost, Una Chung, Patricia Ticineto Clough, Steve Goodman, Sora Y. Han, Stefano Harney, may perhaps Joseph, Randy Martin, Brian Massumi, Luciana Parisi, Jasbir Puar, Amit S. Rai, Eugene Thacker, Çağatay Topal, Craig Willse

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For what is meant by "neoconservatism" in this sense is not a historically specific group of individuals advancing a particular political project. S. foreign policy on full-spectrum preemptive power, starting in the Ford administration, continuing through the Reagan presidency, into the Project for a New American Century, and on to the George W. Bush administration. It refers to the tendency their actions expressed. It refers to the momentum impelling the tendency beyond this particular cast of its carriers' exit from the scene.

The overall environment of life now appears as a complex, systemic threat environment, composed of subsystems that are not only complex in their own right but are complexly interconnected. They are all susceptible to self-amplifYing irruptive disruption. Given the interconnections, a disruption in one subsystem may propagate into others, and even cascade across them all, reaching higher and wider levels of amplification, up to and including the planetary scale. The complexity of the interdependency among the changing climate system, the food supply system, the energy supply system, social systems, national governments, their respective legal systems, and military-security apparatuses is an increasingly preoccupying case in point.

These territorialities include national and international regulatory institutions; protectionist legislative measures expressing a nationalist dynamic in tension with capitalism's drive toward the global; moralizing formations in ecumenical competition with globalism, and fundamentally uncomfortable with the processual embrace of the abnormality of the accident it shares with preemptive power; local and regional particularisms threatened by deterritorializing momentum; and stabilityseeking tendencies reacting to unstoppable exuberance by recoiling into individual-, family-, or community-based fortresses of self-protection.

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