[Giorgio Agamben. Introduction]
Is a protected democracy still a democracy? Why does politics delegate important decisions to the law and the (bio-)sciences? How is law related to life? These questions from Giorgio Agamben's work have been expanded since the first edition of the introductory volume by Eva Geulen. The completely revised new edition takes this into account by explaining the texts that have been translated meanwhile into German and by adding Agamben's examination of a theological genealogy of economics (including »Profanazioni«, »Che cos'è un dispositivo?«, and »Angeli«).