How does the future of the concept of the ‘political’ appear in a world marked by two apparently opposite trends: the tendency towards globalization and that of reconstituting new forms of sovereignty? The theses presented in Interregnum revolve around two key words: biopolitics and post-hegemony. The meeting of these terms reveals both points of friction and convergence, and the need for an anti-essentialist redefinition of the competing notions of ‘the people’ and ‘the multitude’.

Giacomo Marramao is Professor Emeritus of Theoretical Philosophy
at the University of Rome III, Director of the Basso Foundation (Rome) and Member of the Collège International de Philosophie (Paris). His works in English include Kairós: Towards an Ontology of Due Time (2007), The Passage West: Philosophy After the Age of the Nation State (2012) and Against Power: For an Overhaul of Critical Theory (2016).