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The concept of biopolitics marks the introduction of a new element within judicial power and disciplinary techniques. The theory of sovereign right functioned on the basis of the pre-determined and complementary notions of individual and society, which, at the outcome of the sovereign constitutive process, are transformed into the contracting individual and the social body constituted through the contract (whether voluntary or implicit).

Much of the literature that constitutes the mainstream and hegemonic paradigm in the teaching of political theory in our times, adopts notions of the workings of power such as sovereignty, right, duty and contract as the foundation of any possible reflection and advancement on the idea of government and its exercise….


Michel Foucault


Giorgio Agamben


Maurizio Lazzarato



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