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Biopolitics After Truth: Knowledge, Power and Democratic Life

Sergei Prozorov

Abstract

The rise of post-truth politics marks the most serious crisis of Western liberal democracy since the end of the Cold War. The decline of trust in expert knowledge and mainstream media, the rise of social media devoid of a gatekeeping function and the growth of covert external interference in electoral processes have led to fragmentation, polarization and destabilization of Western democratic systems. What makes post-truth politics so difficult to resist is its apparently democratic character that claims to challenge bureaucratic depoliticization, the rule of experts and the disappearance of al ... More

Keywords: Biopolitics, Truth, Democracy, Authoritarianism, Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou, Sovereignty, Populism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781474485784
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474485784.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sergei Prozorov, author
University of Jyväskylä