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Biopolitics — made in Denmark

Ever wondered what Foucault, Agamben and other interesting philosophers meant by ‘biopolitics‘ and ‘biopower‘? Here’s a concrete case. The Danish Conservative politician Pia Christmas Møller suggests today (Berlingske Tidende, 4 June) that the right to acquire a driver’s license shall depend on whether the license candidate is willing to take a stand on the issue of organ donation or not. You don’t have to say ‘yes’, but you must make a decision, says the Danish MP. What’s next from this vigilant guardian of organ supplies? You won’t be allowed to university unless you deliver a biopsy to the national biobank system?

Thomas Söderqvist

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