biopolitics

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Etymology[edit]

bio- +‎ politics. Sense 1 was developed by Michel Foucault, sense 2 by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri.

Noun[edit]

biopolitics (uncountable)

  1. Politics (style of government) that regulates populations through biopower.
  2. Anticapitalist insurrection using life and the body as weapons.
  3. The political application of bioethics.
  4. A political spectrum that reflects positions towards the sociopolitical consequences of biotechnology.

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