Professor Michael Dillon

Emeritus

Research Overview

Michael Dillon researches the problematisation of politics, security and war from the perspective of continental philosophy. He has been especially interested in what happens to the problematisation of security when security discourses and technologies take life rather than sovereign territoriality as their referent object (www.keele.ac.uk/biopoliticsofsecurity). He has also written extensively on security and war, international political theory, continental philosophy,and cultural research. Since security is foundational to all understandings of the political, he also researches the relation between continental thought and political theory; concentrating increasingly on the philosophy of the event, the politics of encounter and more recently divine violence and political theology drawing on the philosophy of Giorgio Agamben, Walter Benjamin, Jacques Derrida and Jacques Ranciere.

Violences of the Messianic.
Dillon, M.G. 01/2010 In: The Politics to Come: Power, Modernity and the Messianic. London : Continuum 225 p. ISBN: 978-1-8470-6315-1.
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Biopolitics of Security
Dillon, M.G. 10/2009 In: Handbook of New Security Studies. London : Routledge 304 p. ISBN: 978-0-415-48437-4.
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The Biopolitical Imaginary of Species-being
Dillon, M.G., Lobo-Guerrero, L. 2009 In: Theory, Culture and Society. 26, 1, p. 1-23. 23 p.
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The Liberal Way of War: Killing to Make Life Live
Dillon, M.G., Reid, J. 2009 London : Routledge. 224 p. ISBN: 9780415953009.
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Biopolitics of security in the 21st century: An Introduction.
Dillon, M.G., Lobo-Guerrero, L. 2008 In: Review of International Studies. 34, p. 265-292. 28 p.
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Introduction to Foucault on Politics, Security and War
Dillon, M.G., Neal, A. 2008 In: Foucault on Politics, Security and War. London : Palgrave p. 1-18. 18 p. ISBN: 1-4039-9904-X.
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Lethal Freedom: Divine Violence and the Machiavellian Moment
Dillon, M.G. 2008 In: Theory and Event. 11, 2, p. 1-22. 22 p.
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Security, Race and War
Dillon, M.G. 2008 In: Foucault on Politics, Security and War. London : Palgrave p. 166-196. 31 p. ISBN: 1-4039-9904-X.
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Underwriting Security
Dillon, M.G. 2008 In: Security Dialogue. 39, p. 309-332. 24 p.
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What Makes the World Dangerous?
Dillon, M.G. 2008 In: Global Politics: A New Introduction. London : Routledge p. 397-426. 30 p. ISBN: 0415431301.
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Governing through contingency : the security of biopolitical governance.
Dillon, M.G. 01/2007 In: Political Geography. 26, 1, p. 41-47. 7 p.
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Governing Terror: The State of Emergency of Biopolitical Emergence
Dillon, M.G. 2007 In: International Political Sociology. 1, 1, p. 7-28. 22 p.
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A Passion for the (Im)possible: Jacques Rancière, Equality, Pedagogy and the Messianic.
Dillon, M. 10/2005 In: European Journal of Political Theory. 4, 4, p. 429-452. 24 p.
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Derrida.
Dillon, M.G. 10/2005 In: Palgrave advances in continental political thought. London : Palgrave p. 260 -273. ISBN: 9781403903679 - 1403903670.
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Global security in the 21st century : circulation, complexity and contingency.
Dillon, M.G. 10/2005 In: The globalization of security. Chatham House p. 2-3. 2 p.
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Cared to death : the biopoliticised time of your life.
Dillon, M.G. 2005 In: Foucault Studies. 1, 2, p. 37-46. 10 p.
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Intelligence Incarnate. Martial Corporeality in the Digital Age.
Dillon, M. 1/12/2004 In: Body and Society. 9, 4, p. 123-147. 25 p.
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Correlating sovereign and biopower.
Dillon, M.G. 2004 In: Sovereign lives : power in global politics. New York : Routledge 265 p. ISBN: 0415947359 9780415947350 0415947367 9780415947367.
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The Governance of Security.
Dillon, M.G. 2004 In: Global Governmentalities. New York : Routledge
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Virtual security: a new science of (dis)order
Dillon, M. 1/12/2003 In: Millennium : Journal of International Studies. 32, 3, p. 531-558. 28 p.
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Hypersecurity : a note on the changing correlation of state and security as the sciences of life change.
Dillon, M. 11/2003 In: Cultures and Conflits.
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(De)void of politics?: a response to Jacques Ranciere's Ten Theses on Politics
Dillon, M.G. 2003 In: Theory and Event. 6, 4
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Culture, governance and global biopolitics.
Dillon, M. 2003 In: Rituals of mediation : international politics and social meaning.. Minneapolis, Minn. : Minnesota University Press p. 113-153. 41 p. ISBN: 0816640742 (hbk. : alk. paper) 0816640750 (pbk. : alk. paper).
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Global liberal governance, resistance and war.
Dillon, M. 2003 In: Global governance and resistance. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan p. 21-40. 20 p.
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Network Society, Network-Centric warfare and the State of Emergency.
Dillon, M. 10/2002 In: Theory, Culture and Society. 19, 4
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Governança liberal global: biopolítica, segurança e guerra.
Dillon, M.G., Reid, J. 2002 In: Estudos de Sociologia. 8, 1 e 2, p. 69-99. 31 p.
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Global liberal governance: biopolitics, security and war
Dillon, M., Reid, J. 01/2001 In: Millennium : Journal of International Studies. 30, 1, p. 41-66. 26 p.
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Pathologies of network societies.
Dillon, M. 2001 DERA Report, 83 p.
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Post-structuralism, Complexity and Poetics.
Dillon, M. 10/2000 In: Theory, Culture and Society. 17, 5
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Complex Political Emergencies, Global Governance and Liberal Peace.
Dillon, M.G., Reid, J. 2000 In: Alternatives. 25, 1
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Another justice.
Dillon, M.G. 04/1999 In: Political Theory. 27, 2, p. 155-175. 21 p.
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The scandal of the refugee.
Dillon, M.G. 1999 In: Global ethics. Minneapolis : Minnesota University Press p. 92-124. 33 p.
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Politics of security : towards a political philosophy of continental thought.
Dillon, M.G. 1996 London : Routledge. 252 p. ISBN: 0415129605 9780415129602 0415129613 9780415129619.
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