This seminal work is the first fully to engage human security with power in the international system. It presents global governance not as impartial institutionalism, but as the calculated mismanagement of life. David Roberts demonstrated that mainstream IR’s nihilistic domination of security IR’s nihilistic domination of security thinking blocks the realization of greater security for the world’s most vulnerable people and perpetuates the dystopia its proponents claim is inevitable.
In response, Global Governance and Biopolitics presents a viable means of preventing the termination of millions of everyday lives.
By David Roberts