Biopower vs Necropolitics - What's the difference?

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Biopower is a related term of necropolitics.


As nouns the difference between biopower and necropolitics

is that biopower is (michel foucault) a political technology for managing entire populations as a group, essential to modern capitalism etc, contrasting with traditional modes of power based on the threat of death from a sovereign while necropolitics is the relationship between sovereignty and power over life and death.

biopower

English

Noun

(wikipedia biopower) (-)
  • (Michel Foucault) A political technology for managing entire populations as a group, essential to modern capitalism etc., contrasting with traditional modes of power based on the threat of death from a sovereign.
  • necropolitics

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The relationship between sovereignty and power over life and death.
  • *{{quote-book
  • , year=2007 , author=Mitchell Dean , title=Governing societies: political perspectives on domestic and international rule , chapter=8 citation , isbn=0335208975 , page=148 , passage=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.}}

    Derived terms

    * necropolitical