The paradox of sovereignty consists in the fact (that) the sovereign is, at the same time, outside and inside the juridical order.... In one of his last writings, Foucault argues that the modem Western state has integrated techniques of subjective individualization with procedures of objective totalization to an unprecedented degree, and he speaks of a real political 'double bind,' constituted by individualization and the simultaneous totalization of structures of modem power.
- Giorgio Agamben
"Inside and Outside Sovereignty, Outside and Inside the Law,"
Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities: Vol. 27
, Article 8.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/yjlh/vol27/iss2/8