Jessica Whyte

Associate Professor
Scientia Fellow (Level D)

 

Jessica Whyte is Scientia Fellow and Associate Professor in the School of Humanities and Languages (Philosophy) and the School of Law, University of New South Wales, and an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow. She is a political theorist whose work integrates political philosophy, intellectual history and political economy to analyse contemporary forms of sovereignty, human rights, humanitarianism and militarism. Her work has been published in a range of fora including Contemporary Political Theory; Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism and Development; Law and Critique; Political Theory; and Theory and Event. Her first monograph, Catastrophe and Redemption: The Political Thought of Giorgio Agamben, was published by SUNY in 2013. Her forthcoming book, The Morals of the Market: Human Rights and the Rise of Neoliberalism will be published by Verso in 2019. She is currently working on a three-year Australian Research Council-funded project, “Inventing Collateral Damage: The Changing Moral Economy of War”. As a Scientia Fellow at UNSW, Jessica is building on her DECRA research through the project The moral economy of civilian protection and the transformation of international humanitarian law”.

 

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Publications

Books
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Whyte J, 2013, Catastrophe and redemption: The political thought of Giorgio Agamben
2013
2013, Catastrophe and redemption: The political thought of Giorgio Agamben
2013
Book Chapters
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Whyte J, 2018, 'Agamben's Philosophical Lineage: Karl Marx', in Agamben's Philosophical Lineage, Edinburgh University Press,
2018
2018, 'Agamben's Philosophical Lineage: Karl Marx', in , Edinburgh University Press,
2018
2017, ''The king reigns but he doesn't govern': Thinking sovereignty and government with Agamben, Foucault and Rousseau', in , pp. 167 - 186,
2017
Whyte J, 2017, ''The king reigns but he doesn't govern': Thinking sovereignty and government with Agamben, Foucault and Rousseau', in Agamben and Law, pp. 167 - 186,
2017
2016, '"Always on top"?: The "responsibility to protect" and the persistence of colonialism', in , pp. 308 - 324,
2016
Whyte J, 2016, '"Always on top"?: The "responsibility to protect" and the persistence of colonialism', in The Postcolonial World, pp. 308 - 324,
2016
Habjan J; Whyte J, 2014, 'Introduction to (Mis)-Readings of Marx in Continental Philosophy', in (Mis)readings of Marx in Continental Philosophy, pp. 1 - 18
2014
Whyte J, 2014, ''Man Produces Universally': Praxis and Production in Agamben and Marx', in (Mis)readings of Marx in Continental Philosophy, pp. 178 - 194,
2014
2014, ''Man Produces Universally': Praxis and Production in Agamben and Marx', in , pp. 178 - 194,
2014
2014, '(Mis)readings of Marx in Continental Philosophy', in Tyrrell IR; Sexton J (ed.), Empire's Twin, Cornell University Press, pp. 1 - 229,
2014
2014, 'Introduction to (Mis)-Readings of Marx in Continental Philosophy', in , pp. 1 - 18,
2014
Whyte J, 2013, 'The king reigns but he doesn‘t govern‘: Thinking sovereignty and government with Agamben, Foucault and Rousseau', in Giorgio Agamben: Legal, Political and Philosophical Perspectives, pp. 143 - 161,
2013
2013, 'The king reigns but he doesn?t govern?: Thinking sovereignty and government with Agamben, Foucault and Rousseau', in , pp. 143 - 161,
2013
Whyte J, 2012, 'Is revolution desirable?: Michel Foucault on revolution, neoliberalism and rights', in Re-reading Foucault: On Law, Power and Rights, pp. 207 - 228,
2012
Whyte J, 2012, 'Human rights: Confronting governments?: Michel foucault and the right to intervene', in New Critical Legal Thinking: Law and the Political, pp. 11 - 30,
2012
2012, 'The work of men is not durable: History, Haiti and the rights of man', in , pp. 239 - 248
2012
2012, 'Is revolution desirable?: Michel Foucault on revolution, neoliberalism and rights', in , pp. 207 - 228,
2012
Whyte J, 2012, 'The work of men is not durable: History, Haiti and the rights of man', in Agamben and Colonialism, pp. 239 - 248
2012
2012, 'Human rights: Confronting governments?: Michel foucault and the right to intervene', in , pp. 11 - 30,
2012
Whyte J, 2011, ''Its silent working was a delusion'', in The Work of Giorgio Agamben: Law, Literature, Life, pp. 66 - 76
2011
Browman DL; Schwarz RA, 2011, 'Introduction', in Spirits, Shamans, and Stars: Perspectives from South America, pp. 11 - 12
2011
2008, 'Its silent working was a delusion', in , pp. 66 - 81
2008
Chalmers JP, 1994, 'Introduction', in Journal of Hypertension, Supplement, edn. 5, Palgrave Macmillan,
1994
Journal articles
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Whyte J, 2019, 'Bugsplat: The Politics of Collateral Damage in Western Armed Conflicts', JOURNAL OF GENOCIDE RESEARCH, vol. 21, pp. 263 - 268,
2019
2019, 'Bugsplat: The Politics of Collateral Damage in Western Armed Conflicts', JOURNAL OF GENOCIDE RESEARCH, vol. 21, pp. 263 - 268,
2019
Whyte J, 2019, 'The invisible hand of friedrich hayek: Submission and spontaneous order', Political Theory, vol. 47, pp. 156 - 184,
2019
Whyte J, 2019, 'Hayek’s submissive subjects: Response to son', Political Theory, vol. 47, pp. 194 - 202,
2019
Whyte J, 2018, 'The "Dangerous Concept of the Just War": Decolonization, Wars of National Liberation, and the Additional Protocols to the Geneva Conventions', HUMANITY-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN RIGHTS HUMANITARIANISM AND DEVELOPMENT, vol. 9, pp. 313 - 341,
2018
2018, 'Hayek’s Submissive Subjects: Reply to Kyong-Min Son, “The Making of the Neoliberal Subject: Response to Whyte”', Political Theory, pp. 009059171880715 - 009059171880715,
2018
2018, 'The Dangerous Concept of the Just War', Humanity, vol. 9, pp. 313 - 341,
2018
2018, 'Powerless Companions or Fellow Travellers?', Radical Philosophy
2018
Whyte J, 2018, 'Powerless Companions or Fellow Travellers?', Radical Philosophy
2018
2017, 'The Invisible Hand of Friedrich Hayek: Submission and Spontaneous Order', Political Theory, pp. 009059171773706 - 009059171773706,
2017
Whyte J, 2016, 'Re: Legitimacy and the shadows of universalism: A response to Meine’s ‘Debating legitimacy transnationally’', Global Discourse, vol. 6, pp. 347 - 351,
2016
2016, 'Re: Legitimacy and the shadows of universalism: A response to Meine's ?Debating legitimacy transnationally?', Global Discourse, vol. 6, pp. 347 - 351,
2016
2014, 'The Fortunes of Natural Man: Robinson Crusoe, Political Economy, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights', Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development, vol. 5, pp. 301 - 321,
2014
Whyte J, 2014, 'The Fortunes of Natural Man: Robinson Crusoe, Political Economy, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights', Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development, vol. 5, pp. 301 - 321,
2014
Whyte J, 2010, '\textquotesingleA New Use of the Self\textquotesingle: Giorgio Agamben on the Coming Community', Theory & Event, vol. 13,
2010
Bailey R; McLoughlin D; Whyte J, 2010, 'Editors' Introduction: Form-of-Life: Giorgio Agamben, Ontology and Politics', Theory & Event, vol. 13,
2010
2010, '’A New Use of the Self’: Giorgio Agamben on the Coming Community', Theory & Event, vol. 13,
2010
Richard Bailey ; Daniel McLoughlin ; Jessica Whyte, 2010, 'Editors' Introduction: Form-of-Life: Giorgio Agamben, Ontology and Politics', Theory & Event, vol. 13, pp. online - online,
2010
2009, '’I would prefer not to’: Giorgio Agamben, Bartleby and the potentiality of the law', Law and Critique, vol. 20, pp. 309 - 324,
2009
2009, 'Particular rights and absolute wrongs: Giorgio Agamben on life and politics', Law and Critique, vol. 20, pp. 147 - 161,
2009
Sentas V; Whyte J, 2009, 'Law, Crisis, Revolution', Australian Feminist Law Journal, vol. 31, pp. 3 - 14,
2009
Sentas V; Whyte J, 2009, 'Law, Crisis, Revolution', Australian Feminist Law Journal, vol. 31, pp. 3 - 14,
2009
Whyte J, 2009, 'Criminalising ‘Camera Fiends’: Photography Restrictions in the Age of Digital Reproduction', Australian Feminist Law Journal, vol. 31, pp. 99 - 120,
2009
2009, 'Criminalising ‘Camera Fiends’: Photography Restrictions in the Age of Digital Reproduction', Australian Feminist Law Journal, vol. 31, pp. 99 - 120,
2009
Whyte J, 2009, 'Particular rights and absolute wrongs: Giorgio Agamben on life and politics', Law and Critique, vol. 20, pp. 147 - 161,
2009
Whyte J, 2009, ''I would prefer not to': Giorgio Agamben, Bartleby and the potentiality of the law', Law and Critique, vol. 20, pp. 309 - 324,
2009
2007, 'Human Rights and the Collateral Damage of Neoliberalism', Theory and Event 20 (no.1)
2007
Whyte J, 2007, 'Human Rights and the Collateral Damage of Neoliberalism', Theory and Event 20 (no.1)
2007
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2017, Human rights after October
2017
Whyte J, 2017, Human rights after October
2017
Whyte J, 2015, The republic of the living: Biopolitics and the critique of civil society, Springer Nature,
2015
2015, The republic of the living: Biopolitics and the critique of civil society, Springer Nature,
2015
Whyte J, 2012, Intervene, I said
2012
2012, Intervene, I said
2012
2011, The long night of the left is drawing to a close
2011
Whyte J, 2011, The long night of the left is drawing to a close
2011
2010, Symposium: Form-of-Life: Giorgio Agamben, Ontology and Politics Special Section
2010
Whyte J, 2010, Symposium: Form-of-Life: Giorgio Agamben, Ontology and Politics Special Section
2010