War and liberal modernity
A biopolitical critique
in The biopolitics of the war on terror
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This chapter begins with a discussion of the concept of liberal modernity. It then sets out the purpose of the book, which is to trace the development of liberal regimes back to the origins of their emergence in the eighteenth century and the development of the techniques with which they first set out to posit a solution to the problem of war through the pacification of life and the imposition of liberal accounts of humanity within their own and other societies. In order to examine liberal regimes biopolitically, this book develops an overtly Foucauldian analysis. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

The biopolitics of the war on terror

Life struggles, liberal modernity, and the defence of logistical societies


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