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/
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