Bioinsecurities: Disease Interventions, Empire, and the Government of Species
Epilogue: Species War and the Planetary Horizon of Security
This chapter argues that a historical understanding of the government of species illuminates the present conjunction of neoliberal austerity with neoconservative expansions of security powers. In an era in which the international dominance of the United States shows signs of decline, the epilogue argues that securitization proliferates U.S. power through environmental logics underwriting the scene of globalization. As such, it is necessary to pursue postcolonial and American studies scholarship that is able to distinguish emergent posthuman forms of imperial securitization from celebratory invocations of U.S. empire as a form of sovereign human domination.