Miguel Vatter is Professor of Political Science at UNSW. His current areas of research and publication are Machiavelli, Kant, republicanism, biopolitics, and political theology. He is the author most recently of Machiavelli’s The Prince. A Reader’s Guide (2013), The Republic of the Living: Biopolitics and the Critique of Civil Society (2014), and has edited most recently The Government of Life: Foucault, Biopolitics, and Neoliberalism (2014) with Vanessa Lemm; and Crediting God. Sovereignty and Religion in the Age of Global Capitalism (2010). He is co-founder and director of an international biopolitics research network, www.biopolitica.org, dedicated to the study of biopolitics from interdisciplinary perspectives.