The chapter discusses recent debates on justice in political philosophy from the point of view of the new salience and multiplication of borders in the global present. The authors approach the question of justice, its excesses, and its governmentalized or distributed forms with respect to the richly implicated but not entirely philosophically reconcilable theories of the production of subjectivity offered by Marx and Foucault. Borders and boundaries not only play an obvious role in the geopolitical production of space and the related dynamics of the distribution of social goods but are also crucial to the processes of limitation and enablement that give rise to forms, conducts and practices of life as well as to the related system of subject positions. What the authors stress both in Marx and Foucault is the criticism of a normative theory of justice and its accompanying liberal model of subjectivity. Working from this angle and discussing the blurring of the clear cut distinction between inside and outside in the contemporary world, the chapter elaborates the interrelated concepts of differential inclusion and border struggles.

Borderscapes of Differential Inclusion: Subjectivity and Struggles on the Threshold of Justice’s Excess

MEZZADRA, SANDRO;
2011

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The chapter discusses recent debates on justice in political philosophy from the point of view of the new salience and multiplication of borders in the global present. The authors approach the question of justice, its excesses, and its governmentalized or distributed forms with respect to the richly implicated but not entirely philosophically reconcilable theories of the production of subjectivity offered by Marx and Foucault. Borders and boundaries not only play an obvious role in the geopolitical production of space and the related dynamics of the distribution of social goods but are also crucial to the processes of limitation and enablement that give rise to forms, conducts and practices of life as well as to the related system of subject positions. What the authors stress both in Marx and Foucault is the criticism of a normative theory of justice and its accompanying liberal model of subjectivity. Working from this angle and discussing the blurring of the clear cut distinction between inside and outside in the contemporary world, the chapter elaborates the interrelated concepts of differential inclusion and border struggles.
The Borders of Justice
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S. Mezzadra; B. Neilson
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