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”.

 

Books
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Whyte J, 2013, Catastrophe and redemption: The political thought of Giorgio Agamben
2013
Whyte J, 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 , Edinburgh University Press, http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423632.003.0028
2018
Whyte J, 2018, 'Agamben's Philosophical Lineage: Karl Marx', in Agamben's Philosophical Lineage, Edinburgh University Press,
2018
Whyte J, 2017, ''The king reigns but he doesn't govern': Thinking sovereignty and government with Agamben, Foucault and Rousseau', in , pp. 167 - 186, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315097497
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
Whyte J, 2016, '"Always on top"?: The "responsibility to protect" and the persistence of colonialism', in The Postcolonial World, pp. 308 - 324,
2016
Whyte J, 2016, '"Always on top"?: The "responsibility to protect" and the persistence of colonialism', in , pp. 308 - 324, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315297699
2016
Whyte J, 2014, ''Man Produces Universally': Praxis and Production in Agamben and Marx', in , pp. 178 - 194, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137352835
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
Habjan J; Whyte J, 2014, '(Mis)readings of Marx in Continental Philosophy', in Tyrrell IR; Sexton J (ed.), Empire's Twin, Cornell University Press, pp. 1 - 229, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137352835
2014
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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511493782.001
2014
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, 2013, 'The king reigns but he doesn?t govern?: Thinking sovereignty and government with Agamben, Foucault and Rousseau', in , pp. 143 - 161, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203515808
2013
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
Whyte J, 2012, 'Is revolution desirable?: Michel Foucault on revolution, neoliberalism and rights', in , pp. 207 - 228, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203094563
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
Whyte J, 2012, 'Human rights: Confronting governments?: Michel foucault and the right to intervene', in , pp. 11 - 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203114469
2012
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, 'The work of men is not durable: History, Haiti and the rights of man', in , pp. 239 - 248
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
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
Whyte J, 2008, 'Its silent working was a delusion', in , pp. 66 - 81
2008
Habjan J; Whyte J, 1994, 'Introduction', in (Mis)readings of Marx in Continental Philosophy, edn. 5, Palgrave Macmillan, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137352835.0003
1994
Journal articles
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Whyte J, 2020, 'Calculation and Conflict', South Atlantic Quarterly, vol. 119, pp. 31 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/00382876-8007641
2020
Whyte J, 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 Morals of the Market Human Rights and the Rise of Neoliberalism', CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THEORY, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41296-020-00383-8
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', Humanity, vol. 9, pp. 313 - 341, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/hum.2018.0017
2018
Whyte J, 2018, 'Powerless Companions or Fellow Travellers?', Radical Philosophy
2018
Whyte J, 2018, 'Powerless Companions or Fellow Travellers?', Radical Philosophy
2018
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
Whyte J, 2018, 'Hayek’s Submissive Subjects: Reply to Kyong-Min Son, “The Making of the Neoliberal Subject: Response to Whyte”', Political Theory, pp. 009059171880715 - 009059171880715, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0090591718807151
2018
Whyte J, 2017, 'The Invisible Hand of Friedrich Hayek: Submission and Spontaneous Order', Political Theory, pp. 009059171773706 - 009059171773706, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0090591717737064
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
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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23269995.2016.1207941
2016
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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/hum.2014.0022
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, '’A New Use of the Self’: Giorgio Agamben on the Coming Community', Theory & Event, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/tae.0.0115
2010
Bailey R; McLoughlin D; Whyte J, 2010, 'Editors' Introduction: Form-of-Life: Giorgio Agamben, Ontology and Politics', 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, pp. online - online, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/tae.0.0122
2010
Whyte J, 2010, '\textquotesingleA New Use of the Self\textquotesingle: Giorgio Agamben on the Coming Community', Theory & Event, vol. 13,
2010
Sentas V; Whyte J, 2009, 'Law, Crisis, Revolution', Australian Feminist Law Journal, vol. 31, pp. 3 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13200968.2009.10854424
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
Whyte J, 2009, 'Criminalising ‘Camera Fiends’: Photography Restrictions in the Age of Digital Reproduction', Australian Feminist Law Journal, vol. 31, pp. 99 - 120, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13200968.2009.10854429
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
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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10978-009-9059-9
2009
Whyte J, 2009, 'Particular rights and absolute wrongs: Giorgio Agamben on life and politics', Law and Critique, vol. 20, pp. 147 - 161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10978-009-9045-2
2009
Whyte J, 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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Whyte J, 2019, Naming Violence: A Critical Theory of Genocide, Torture, and Terrorism. By Mathias Thaler. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018. 248p. $65.00 cloth., Cambridge University Press (CUP), http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s1537592719000641
2019
Whyte J, 2019, Bugsplat: The Politics of Collateral Damage in Western Armed Conflicts, ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14623528.2019.1589928
2019
Whyte J, 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
Whyte J, 2015, The republic of the living: Biopolitics and the critique of civil society, Springer Nature, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/cpt.2015.30
2015
Whyte J, 2012, Intervene, I said
2012
Whyte J, 2012, Intervene, I said
2012
Whyte J, 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
Whyte J, 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

2018: Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Visiting Research Fellowship

2014: Visiting Research Fellowship, Centre for the History of Knowledge, ETH Zurich.

2010: Monash University Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal

2010: School of English, Communications and Performance Studies Graduate Research Achievement Prize for the best publication in the School. (Awarded for the article “Particular Rights and Absolute Wrongs: Giorgio Agamben on Life and Politics”, published in Law and Critique.)

2015: "The Invention of Collateral Damage and the Changing Moral Economy of War" , Australian Research Council DECRA fellowship, DE160100473.

2014: Early Career Research Grant, University of Western Sydney, for the project “Suffering and Morality in the New Humanitarianism”, $7,078.

2014: Research Training Scheme, University of Western Sydney, for the workshop “New Spirits of Humanitarianism”, $5000.

 

Political philosophy

Human rights and humanitarianism

War and its impacts on civilians

Neoliberalism

 

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