Polity Volume 7, Issue 1, pp.24-31 (Download PDF)

Andi Schubert examines the relationship between death and the radical promises of accountability, Rule of Law, and good governance that undergirded the Yahapalana movement. By mapping political conversations about corpses, his paper asks us to consider how the question of life and death has become central to the attempt to consolidate power after the January 8th Presidential election.

“Meh Uthumwu Dehaya”: The Necropolitical Aftermath of January 8th - Andi Schubert by Social Scientists' Association on Scribd

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