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Exclusion and Inclusion: Bio-Politics and Global Governance through Criminalisation

This chapter is an exercise in theorising and is neither policy formulation nor a descriptive overview. It aims to create a theoretical framework to illuminate some obscure connections between international crime and global governance. A major theme of the chapter is to introduce the shorthand term ‘bio-legality’ active as a form of global governance. Two minor themes addressed are aggression and abuse of process. The links between these themes are that bio-legality connotes law with life as its referent and justification, while criminal aggression is the taking and degrading of life contrary to law in a scenario involving sustained armed force, and the abuse of process is the taking or degrading of life under the colour of law nevertheless contrary to legality.