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Biopolitics and Neoliberalism. The relationship between Biopolitics and Neoliberalism by reference to the German abortion law

Essay 2016 7 Pages

Politics - Basics and General

Summary

This paper shall discuss the relationship between neoliberalism and biopolitics by reference to the German abortion law §218 and §219. To do this it shall first define the terms and then have a look at German abortion laws. Subsequently, I will discuss how both neoliberalism and biopolitics are integral parts of German abortion law, and which end this serves. The paper comes to the conclusion that neoliberalism and biopolitics do not antagonise each other. Biopolitics and Neoliberalism are, as will be seen, two fundamentally different philosophies. One wants regulation, and puts responsibility and power in the hands of the state, the other wants deregulation and puts responsibility and power in the hands of the individual. However, they need not necessarily pull into two different directions.

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Pages
7
Year
2016
ISBN (eBook)
9783668535787
ISBN (Book)
9783668535794
File size
441 KB
Language
English
Catalog Number
v376465
Institution / College
University of Kent
Grade
79 %
Tags
Biopolitics Neoliberalism abortion German Law Foucault

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Title: Biopolitics and Neoliberalism. The relationship between Biopolitics and Neoliberalism by reference to the German abortion law