Governmentality: Power and Rule in Modern Society

Governmentality: Power and Rule in Modern Society

by Mitchell M Dean
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803975899

ISBN-13: 9780803975897

Pub. Date: 10/28/1999

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Lucid, timely and shrewd, this book makes a major contribution to understanding a concept that is belatedly being recognized as a core concept in the social sciences, governmentality.

By looking at the work of Foucault, this book aims to reclaim governmentality as a central concept in sociology, asking what is governmentality and how are individuals and cultures

Overview

Lucid, timely and shrewd, this book makes a major contribution to understanding a concept that is belatedly being recognized as a core concept in the social sciences, governmentality.

By looking at the work of Foucault, this book aims to reclaim governmentality as a central concept in sociology, asking what is governmentality and how are individuals and cultures organised in modern society?

Dean seeks to learn from Foucault, but also draws on wider analytical frameworks and traditions to provide the first complete overview of the concept. He argues that governmentality encapsulates a fundamentally new orientation to the study of power and authority. It allows for a new, more relevant understanding of how the individ

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803975897
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Basic Concepts and Themes
Genealogy and Governmentality
Dependency and Empowerment
Two Case Studies
Pastoral Power, Police and Reason of State
Bio-Politics and Sovereignty
Liberalism
Authoritarian Governmentality
Neo-Liberalism and Advanced Liberal Government
Risk and Reflexive Government
Conclusion
'Not Bad...but Dangerous...'

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