Understanding Agamben’s "State of Exception"

Understanding the basic ground of any dictatorial Rule and the Modern State can be better facilitated through being engaged with Agamben’s “State of Exception”.

Two papers on Agamben’s “State of Exception” and his theory on the “Modern State”:

1.  Agamben, Hegel, and the State of Exception by Wendell Kisner

http://www.cosmosandhistory.org/index.php/journal/article/viewFile/77/153

agamben-hegel.pdf Download this file

2. Legalizing Lawlessness: On Giorgio Agamben’s State of Exception by Stephen Humphreys*

http://www.ejil.org/pdfs/17/3/208.pdf

Agamben-Reviewed-lawlessness.pdf Download this file

And a lecture at The European Graduate School on :

Giorgio Agamben. Liturgia and the Modern State

http://www.egs.edu/faculty/giorgio-agamben/videos/liturgia-and-the-modern-state/

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