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A Foucauldian Interpretation of Modern Law: From Sovereignty to Normalisation and Beyond

Jacopo Martire

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474411929
eISBN:
9781474435215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411929.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Although Foucault is certainly one of most influential scholars of our age, law is for Foucauldian scholarship akin to an “undigestable meal”. This is due to a seemingly unresolvable dilemma: how is ... More


The Twilight of Cutting: African Activism and Life after NGOs

Saida Hodzic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291980
eISBN:
9780520965577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291980.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Departing from common treatment of female genital cutting as an African problem to be debated within Western moral and critical publics, this book examines how Ghanaians problematize and materialize ... More


Youth policy, neoliberalism and transnational governmentality: a case study of Lesotho and Malawi

Nicola Ansell, Flora Hajdu, Elsbeth Robson, Lorraine Van Blerk, and Elodie Marandet

in Critical Geographies of Childhood and Youth: Contemporary Policy and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781847428462
eISBN:
9781447307259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428462.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Over the past few decades governments worldwide have developed youth policies, encompassing diverse measures to address the problems and potentials of their younger populations. These policies have ... More


Spinning the Bottle: Ethically Branded Bottled Water and the Rise of Cause-Related Marketing

Gay Hawkins, Emily Potter, and Kane Race

in Plastic Water: The Social and Material Life of Bottled Water

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029414
eISBN:
9780262329521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029414.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter examines the ways in which bottled water manufacturers work to redeem and positively reposition bottled water in the face of public attack and market contestation. It discusses ... More


Making Wicked Problems Governable?: The Case of Managed Networks in Health Care

Ewan Ferlie, Louise Fitzgerald, Gerry McGivern, Sue Dopson, and Chris Bennett

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199603015
eISBN:
9780191752995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603015.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This book characterizes the nature of key reforms—namely managed networks—introduced in the UK National Health Service during the New Labour period (1997–2010). It combines rich empirical case ... More


Pasajeros a Indias: Registers and Biographical Writing as Cultural Techniques of Subject Constitution (Spain, Sixteenth Century)

Bernhard Siegert

in Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filters, Doors, and Other Articulations of the Real

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263752
eISBN:
9780823268962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263752.003.0006
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter describes the cultural techniques of interrogation, registration, and licensing on the boundary between land and sea, that produced in sixteenth century Spain the legal passenger to “The ... More


Religious Antinomies of Post-Politics

Bülent Diken

in The Post-Political and Its Discontents: Spaces of Depoliticization, Spectres of Radical Politics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748682973
eISBN:
9781474406475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682973.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The article discusses post-politics in relation to the contemporary ‘return’ of religion. I start with considering some of the paradoxes that are visible in the horizon of post-political society. The ... More


An Outline for a Foucauldian Interpretation of Modern Law

Jacopo Martire

in A Foucauldian Interpretation of Modern Law: From Sovereignty to Normalisation and Beyond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474411929
eISBN:
9781474435215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411929.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

In the first chapter, the author provides a picture of the current state of contemporary Foucauldian interpretations of law. The author claims that Foucauldian scholars – notwithstanding recent ... More


Against a Speculative Leftism

Alex Loftus

in The Post-Political and Its Discontents: Spaces of Depoliticization, Spectres of Radical Politics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748682973
eISBN:
9781474406475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682973.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter interrogates Chantal Mouffe’s discussion of cosmopolitanism and multipolar order with reference to the global governance projects of the European Union (EU) and the BRICS (Brazil, ... More


Stalinism in the Theory of Biopolitics: A Brief Genealogy of a Reticence

Sergei Prozorov

in The Biopolitics of Stalinism: Ideology and Life in Soviet Socialism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474410526
eISBN:
9781474418744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410526.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 2 provides a theoretical introduction to the study, addressing the puzzling status of Soviet socialism more generally in the canonical theories of biopolitics, where it has been largely ... More


Introduction

Joe McGrath

in Corporate and white-collar crime in Ireland: A new architecture of regulatory enforcement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090660
eISBN:
9781781708378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090660.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This introduces the reader to the argument in this monograph. It outlines the need for this project by locating it within the existing literature on corporate and white-collar crime and regulatory ... More


Moralising the poor? Faith-based organisations, the Big Society and contemporary workfare policy

Andrew Williams

in Faith-based organisations and exclusion in European cities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9781847428349
eISBN:
9781447307785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428349.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter critically investigates the welfare-to-work ‘ethics’ in the UK in the context of the Big Society, using the example of the Pathways Ltd case study to show how FBOs work with government ... More


The state, sovereignty and advanced marginality in the city

Kevin Stenson

in Criminalisation and advanced marginality: Critically exploring the work of Loic Wacquant

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781447300014
eISBN:
9781447307587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300014.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

Kevin Stenson discusses Wacquant concept of neo-liberal governance and also the resistances it encounters. Resistance is a key theme which he elaborates from the perspective of a ‘realist ... More


Building a House in Heaven: Pious Neoliberalism and Islamic Charity in Egypt

Mona Atia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689156
eISBN:
9781452949215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689156.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Building a House in Heaven uses Islamic charity as a lens through which to understand the relations between the economy, state and religion in Mubarak era Egypt. My approach links questions of ... More


Investigating the relationship between governance and conflict resolution in India and the EU

Sandra Pogodda, Oliver P. Richmond, and Roger Mac Ginty

in Cultures of Governance and Peace: A Comparison of EU and Indian Theoretical and Policy Approaches

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719099557
eISBN:
9781526120885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099557.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 1 discusses the relationship between governance and conflict resolution in India and the EU. It finds a lot of similarities between the two entities especially in terms of their concern for ... More


“Only Matched in Times of Famine and Plague”: Life and Death in the Concentration Camps

Aidan Forth

in Barbed-Wire Imperialism: Britain's Empire of Camps, 1876-1903

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293960
eISBN:
9780520967267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293960.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines inmate life inside the Anglo-Boer War concentration camps. Native African refugees were segregated into a system of labor camps while British officials developed a form of ... More


Postcolonial Theory and the Green State in Africa

Carl Death

in The Green State in Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215830
eISBN:
9780300224894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215830.003.0003
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter responds to the call for green state theories which challenge the neo-Weberian assumptions of ecological modernisation. This entails revisiting the question of ‘what is the state?’ ... More


The Changing Face of Welfare and Roles of Voluntary Organisations

Linda Milbourne

in Voluntary sector in transition: Hard times or new opportunities?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781847427236
eISBN:
9781447310952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427236.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter traces key changes and continuities in public policy and political ideology, mapping influences on voluntary sector change in the UK for over a century, while emphasising recent ... More


State power, governmentality, and the (mis)remembrance of Chinese medicine

David Luesink

in Historical epistemology and the making of modern Chinese medicine

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096006
eISBN:
9781781708460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096006.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In China, between 1916 and 1930, two projects mixed power, language and epistemology: the attempt to unify the terminology for medicine; and the attempt to regulate and abolish Chinese medicine. The ... More


The Economy of Charity

Mona Atia

in Building a House in Heaven: Pious Neoliberalism and Islamic Charity in Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689156
eISBN:
9781452949215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689156.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 1 places Islamic charity in relation to Islamic economics and introduces the three fundamental Islamic charitable practices of zakat, sadaqa and waqf. I argue that Islamic charity is as much ... More


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