Miguel Vatter

Miguel Vatter is Professor of Political Science at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is the editor of Crediting God: Religion and Sovereignty in the Age of Global Capitalism (New York, 2010) and author of The Republic of the Living: Affirmative Biopolitics and Civil Society (New York, 2014). He is a founding member of the biopolitics research network BioPolitica.cl.


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  1. Between Form and Event
    A study of Machiavelli’s theory of politics and history which takes as its basis a radical theory of freedom as non-domination and a philosophy that gives priority to events over forms.... Learn More
    Published: 25th July 2014
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  2. The Republic of the Living
    A study of the critical theory of “civil society” from the perspective of post-Foucaultian biopolitics. This book pursues the possibility of an affirmative politics of life based on what Arendt called natality, a “surplus... Learn More
    Published: 15th July 2014
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  3. The Government of Life
    An examination of Foucault’s last thought, centered on his ideas about biopolitics, governmentality, and subjectivity. This volume aims to explain why the politics and policies of neoliberalism are best understood as a “government... Learn More
    Published: 5th April 2014
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  4. Crediting God
    Tocqueville suggested that "the people reign in the American political world like God over the universe.” This intuition anticipates the crisis in the secularization paradigm that has brought theology back as a fundamental part... Learn More
    Published: 3rd January 2011
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