The Modern State (edited)

This post contained an draft version of a dissertation section. A more recent version is now available on the works page.

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Modern State, complete

This post contained an draft version of a dissertation section. A more recent version is now available on the works page.

State Chart (chapter 3)

  Pole 1 Pole 2
Mythic Figure Magician-King Jurist-Priest
Operation Conquest Contract
(method) (bond) (pact)
Medieval Technique Discipline Confession
(substance / operation) (body / force) (self / reflection)
Modern Organ Police Publicity
(means / effect) (order / splendor & happiness) (reason / right & will)
Science Policy Public
(scientific task / connaissance) (prevention / statistics) (legitimacy / consensus)
Discipline Political Economy Public Opinion
(method) (axiomatics) (deliberation)
Mid-Century Political Form State Socialism Liberal Capitalism
Biopower The Spectacle