Political Sovereignty and Its Enemies


  • Andrea Morrone University of Bologna




economical sovereignty, political sovereignty, téchne (techno-science), sovereignty of the bios


The aim of the essay is to discuss the concept and the value of political sovereignty and those to describe its enemies. According to the theorists of the modern state, two concurring aspects identify political sovereignty: a process of institutionalization of political power; a popular decision to recognize political sovereign. A similar concept of political sovereignty is challenged by otherforms of power, which the Author defines the “economical sovereignty” and the “sovereignty of the bios.” After analyzing the characteristics of these different forms of individual power, the Author reveals the common fate of economical sovereignty and the sovereignty ofthe bios. A community of individuals founded on the economical sovereignty and sovereignty of the bios erases political sovereignty and supports the dominion of téchne(techno-science)over politics (Technocracy).




How to Cite

Morrone, A. (2021). Political Sovereignty and Its Enemies. Athena – Critical Inquiries in Law, Philosophy and Globalization, 1(1), 1–36. https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2724-6299/12472