David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Science and Society 63 (2):173 - 202 (1999)
The work of Michel Foucault, particularly his research into what he termed governmentality, has stimulated considerable interest from within the left. Governmentality is held, by Foucault and his followers, to offer insight into the ways in which contemporary authorities have sought to shape and regulate society and to do so in a way not possible through the mediation of state theory. However, while this work addresses important issues, it does so in a way that limits its critical and emancipatory potential. Governmentality is seen to be based on a "top-down" and dualist conception of power, one that externalizes and marginalizes contradiction and struggle to become a theory of social reproduction rather than of transcendence. Governmentality therefore has to be subject to critique and reconceptualized as a social form of struggle; that is, in terms of a negative dialectic of movement and transcendence grounded in the subjectivity of labor.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Roy Goddard (2010). Critiquing the Educational Present: The (Limited) Usefulness to Educational Research of the Foucauldian Approach to Governmentality. Educational Philosophy and Theory 42 (3):345-360.
John Protevi (2009). What Does Foucault Think is New About Neo-Liberalism? Pli: Warwick Journal of Philosophy 21:1-25.
Thomas Biebricher (2008). Genealogy and Governmentality. Journal of the Philosophy of History 2 (3):363-396.
Gordon Hull (2008). One View of the Dungeon: Torture and the Ticking Time Bomb Between Governmentality and Sovereignty. International Studies in Philosophy 40 (2):11-31.
Jason L. Powell (ed.) (2012). Foucault: Issues and Legacy. Nova Science Publishers.
Ulrich Bröckling, Susanne Krasmann & Thomas Lemke (2010). From Foucault's Lectures at the Collège de France to Studies of Governmentality : An Introduction. In Ulrich Bröckling, Susanne Krasmann & Thomas Lemke (eds.), Governmentality: Current Issues and Future Challenges. Routledge. 1.
Martin Saar (2010). Relocating the Modern State : Governmentality and the History of Political Ideas. In Ulrich Bröckling, Susanne Krasmann & Thomas Lemke (eds.), Governmentality: Current Issues and Future Challenges. Routledge. 34.
Friedrich Balke (2010). Governmentalization of the State: Rousseau's Contribution to the Modern History of Governmentality. In Ulrich Bröckling, Susanne Krasmann & Thomas Lemke (eds.), Governmentality: Current Issues and Future Challenges. Routledge. 74.
Ali M. Rizvi (2012). Biopower, Governmentality, and Capitalism Through the Lenses of Freedom: A Conceptual Enquiry. Pakistan Business Review 14 (3):490-517.
Sven Opitz (2010). Government Unlimited : The Security Dispositif of Illiberal Governmentality. In Ulrich Bröckling, Susanne Krasmann & Thomas Lemke (eds.), Governmentality: Current Issues and Future Challenges. Routledge.
Didier Fassin (2010). Coming Back to Life : An Anthropological Reassessment of Biopolitics and Governmentality. In Ulrich Bröckling, Susanne Krasmann & Thomas Lemke (eds.), Governmentality: Current Issues and Future Challenges. Routledge. 185.
Catriona Macleod & Kevin Durrheim (2002). Foucauldian Feminism: The Implications of Governmentality. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 32 (1):41–60.
Michael Burke & Christopher Hallinan (2008). Drugs, Sport, Anxiety and Foucauldian Governmentality. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 2 (1):39 – 55.
Added to index2011-05-29
Total downloads31 ( #61,595 of 1,139,887 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #165,020 of 1,139,887 )
How can I increase my downloads?