Contributing to the current debate about biopolitics in the times of COVID-19, I published a blog article on www.criticallegalthinking.com.
I propose the new concept of populist biopolitics to describe what is biopolitically remarkable in the current situation, but has been gone largely unoticed in the academic debate. We witness biopolitical shaming and normalizing by the community. Awareness of this populist biopolitics helps illuminate what is needed today: democratic biopolitics that foster pluralistic debate about proportional measures, severely limited by the rule of law and checks and balances that defend democracy against authoritarian ambitions.
Schubert, Karsten (2020): Crying for Repression: Populist and Democratic Biopolitics in Times of COVID-19. In: Critical Legal Thinking, https://criticallegalthinking.com/2020/04/01/crying-for-repression-populist-and-democratic-biopolitics-in-times-of-covid-19/
- Video online: Panel discussion on Social Theory for Research in Pandemic Times at the University of Warwick, 30. December 2020
- Talk (25.11, 16h, Online-Panel) at the University of Warwick: Social Research in Pandemic Times, 23. November 2020
- Expert (for Biopolitics) at the Market for Useful Knowledge & Non-Knowledge @ Kampnagel Hamburg - Coronaean Times, about states, strategies and bodies in crisis, 25. September 2020
- Video online: Panel discussion on Corona, Biopolitics an Inequality @ Kampnagel Hamburg, 15. August 2020
- Video online: Democratic and Populist Biopolitics in the Corona Crisis, 2. July 2020