Sovereignty vs Necropolitics - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between sovereignty and necropolitics

is that sovereignty is (of a polity) the state of making laws and controlling resources without the coercion of other nations while necropolitics is the relationship between sovereignty and power over life and death.

sovereignty

English

(sovereignty)

Noun

  • (of a polity) The state of making laws and controlling resources without the coercion of other nations.
  • (of a ruler) Supreme authority over all things.
  • (of a person) The liberty to decide one's thoughts and actions.
  • 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