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Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Political Theory offers fresh and thought-provoking perspectives on some of the most pressing political concerns of our times.
The volume includes a dozen articles that draw upon a wide spectrum of social sciences and humanities (political science, sociology, international studies, psychoanalysis, philosophy, cultural studies) to explore the historically-grounded contemporaneity and the interdisciplinarity of political theory. It represents the joint endeavor of the editor and 12 outstanding scholars affiliated with renowned academic institutions spanning four continents.
The contributors shed light on and provide insights into a broad range of issues that are of current relevance in the domains of both theory and practice. The book covers considerable ground as it grapples with a variety of topics (democracy, justice, civil society, torture), thinkers (Camus, Rawls, Habermas, ...
Chapter 11: The Camp as Nomos of the Modern: Interrogating the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958
Giorgio Agamben (b. 1942) is an internationally reputed figure in Italian philosophy and radical political theory. This chapter examines Agamben's hypothesis of the camp being the nomos of modernity and inquires its relevance in the Indian context, more specifically, in the North East, with reference to the controversy surrounding the continued implementation of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA). My position is that Agamben's hypothesis is relevant to India and offers us important insights into the political turmoil in the North East.
Undoubtedly, Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life is Agamben's best-known work, and probably ...