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Caffeine Radio - 05 - Biopolitics

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Governments all over Europe are struggling to regulate numbers of new infections coming from the covid-19 pandemic.
But how does a state regulate a "reproduction rate" of a virus? And what are the origins of these ways of regulating an entire population? It stems from a technique known as biopolitics.

Listen to Moritz & Mihai traveling to 17th century France, where an earlier epidemic became the prototype for a political dream of control.
Find out more about the workings of biopolitics and how strongly it relates to current discussions we have in society!"