necropolitics

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Etymology[edit]

necro- +‎ politics

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necropolitics ‎(uncountable)

  1. The relationship between sovereignty and power over life and death.
    • 2007, Mitchell Dean, chapter 8, in Governing societies: political perspectives on domestic and international rule[1], ISBN 0335208975, page 148:
      The idea of a supreme power which monopolizes legitimate violence is as much about limiting and restraining 'necropolitics' as it is about engaging in it.

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