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Greenpepper Magazine : EMERGENCY Issue : Call for Contributions :

The Greenpepper is an Amsterdam-based magazine project focusing on=20
autonomous political struggles.

The next issue of the Greenpepper magazine seeks to critically explore=20
the 'state of emergency' as the paradigm of contemporary politics. We=20
are particularly interested in contributions which push at the limits of=20
conceptions of, and approaches to, the 'state of emergency'.  We are=20
also looking for contributions that explore the broader and ongoing=20
issues of the Greenpepper for inclusion in the non-theme area of the=20

1) Questions and topics to be explored in the theme area include (but=20
are not limited to):

- What is the State of Emergency ? What are its characteristics, modes=20
and sites of conflict? What are the implications of Emergency as the=20
paradigm of state power and how does it transform the ways sovereign=20
power is exercised ? How do contemporary methods of state violence=20
differ from earlier and more conventional policing practices ? How does=20
the 'war on terror' transform the terrain of political conflict ?

- What is the camp and where are its borders ? How (in)effective are=20
human rights,privacy and civil liberties in identifying, targeting and=20
resisting the 'state of emergency' ? What is the relationship between=20
citizenship and exclusion (or political community and the production of=20
'bare life') ? In what ways does the 'state of emergency' transform the=20
city and the markets that are situated there - or, how does emergency=20
transform the relationship between capital and crisis ?

- What is the relationship between emergency and emergent power =96=20
between the current (security)state of affairs (indefinite detention,=20
proliferation of camps, concentration of executive power, suspension of=20
rule of law, new kinds of social control, life management and racial=20
profiling) and various political struggles (for example, against=20
detention, racism, surveillance, war and precarity) ?

- What new possibilities and sites of political conflict does the 'state=20
of emergency' open up and/or close down? Are struggles a response to the=20
state of emergency or is emergency a response to struggles ? Either way,=20
what are the implications for (re)thinking political disobedience beyond=20
citizenship and democratic rights?

- What is biopolitics how does it relate to the state of emergency? What=20
new configurations of racism, sovereignty and exclusion emerge as=20
security and the management of 'life' becomes the sole rationale of=20
government and how are they being challenged? How does the biopolitics=20
of state control intersect with the biopolitics of labour ? What is the=20
relationship between the continual 'state of emergency' and the=20
continual threat of epidemics, 'natural' disasters and bio-terrorism?

2) Questions to be explored in the non-theme contributions should=20
resonate with and explore the ongoing (and possibly, future) themes and=20
issues of the Greenpepper.   Please see our WIKI page or Manifesto for=20
more details : http://www.greenpeppermagazine.org/process

Contributions can be in any format. Written text should ideally be=20
either 1000=961500 or 2500-3000 words (and in .rtf format) while visual=20
submissions should 1=963 A4 portrait pages (and in either .tiff or .pdf=20
format). More importantly, contributions should be critical and=20
generative of different ways of thinking about and/or visualising these=20
issues. The final deadline for contributions is October 7, 2005.

For more information or to send contributions email:
contact {AT} greenpeppermagazine.org or go to: http://www.greenpeppermagazine.=
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