Achille Mbembe

Necropolitics

Achille Mbembe

An essay tracing the origin of modern sovereignty to the right over life and death.

The society of enmity

Achille Mbembe

The contemporary era is undoubtedly characterized by forms of exclusion, hostility, hate movements, and, above all, by the struggle against an enemy. As a result, liberal democracies – already considerably ground down by the forces of capital, technology and militarism – are now being drawn into a colossal process of inversion.

Democracy as a Community of Life

Achille Mbembe

Achille Mbembe investigates the possibility of reimagining democracy not only as a form of human mutuality and freedom, but also as a community of life.