Item #008514 State of Exception. Giorgio Agamben.

State of Exception

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Fine. Item #008514

Soft cover. vii, 95 pp. Some curling to covers and sunning to spine, else fine. Two months after the attacks of 9/11, the Bush administration, in the midst of what it perceived to be a state of emergency, authorized the indefinite detention of noncitizens suspected of terrorist activities and their subsequent trials by a military commission. Here, the distinguished Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben uses such circumstances to argue hat this unusual extension of power, or "state of exception," has historically been an unexamined and powerful strategy that has the potential to transform democracies into totalitarian states.

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