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12 July 2006
In this interview, Agamben discusses his latest book, The State of Exception, in relation to the latest developments in the ‘war on terror’. Methodologically, he makes a distinction between the camp as a ‘paradigm’ compared to other forms of sociological investigation. A ‘paradigm’, he argues, can be used to understand large historical structures. He also indicates that the ‘absence of law’ entailed by the state of exception is not the absence of governance. A double structure of the system, governance through law and governance through management, needs therefore to be considered.