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Anti-foundationalism

Mark Bevir and R. A. W. Rhodes

in The State as Cultural Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580750
eISBN:
9780191723179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580750.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

This chapter explores what many observers suggest are the leading present-day forms of interpretive social science: postmodern theories of discourse. First, we challenge the belief these approaches ... More


Reframing Health and Health Policy in Ireland: A Governmental Analysis

Claire Edwards and Eluska Fernández (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780719095870
eISBN:
9781526128607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095870.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Recent years have witnessed a burgeoning international literature which develops the potential of Foucauldian-inspired notions of governmentality to understand the construction of health problems, ... More


Dancing Jacobins

Rafael Sánchez

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823263653
eISBN:
9780823268887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263653.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Since independence from Spain the trope of an endless antagonism pitting civilization against barbarism has remained pervasive in Latin America’s republican imaginary. This book apprehends that trope ... More


Wild Arabs and savages: A history of juvenile justice in Ireland

Paul Sargent

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719089169
eISBN:
9781781706626
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089169.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This book is the first history of juvenile justice in Ireland. Utilising a ‘governmentality’ framework, it charts the emergence of juvenile justice from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the ... More


Housing Politics in the United Kingdom: Power, Planning and Protest

Brian Lund

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447327073
eISBN:
9781447327097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327073.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Housing has been labelled a ‘wicked’ problem: complex, territorial, open-ended and intractable. This book underscores the role of politics in generating this ‘wickedness’, highlighting the ‘actors’ ... More


German Cities and Bourgeois Modernism, 1890-1924

Maiken Umbach

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199557394
eISBN:
9780191721564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557394.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History, European Modern History

This is a study of a distinctive brand of modernism, which first emerged in late 19th‐century Germany, and remained influential throughout the inter‐war years and beyond. Its supporters saw ... More


The Sociology of Unemployment

Tom Boland and Ray Griffin (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719097904
eISBN:
9781781708903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097904.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Unemployment is not just the absence of work, but a specific experience, formed historically by various forms of governmentality. Indeed, only those who meet the official criteria are registered as ... More


Variations on the Solidarity Blues

Richard Iton

in In Search of the Black Fantastic: Politics and Popular Culture in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195178463
eISBN:
9780199851812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178463.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

When trying to establish the identity of something, one does not automatically refer to the aspects that do not involve the subject, or to attributes from which the subject is exempted. That being ... More


Introduction and overview

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

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199603015
eISBN:
9780191752995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603015.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This introductory chapter sets out the rationale of the book and outlines its major themes. It seeks to generate an overall interpretation of health policy reforming under New Labour based on ... More


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


Security In the Bubble: Navigating Crime in Urban South Africa

Christine Hentschel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694310
eISBN:
9781452952475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694310.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Security in the Bubble is about the struggles of urbanites to come to terms with life in the city as dangerous. This book examines newly emerging aesthetic, affective and inclusionary spatialities of ... More


Liturgical Power: Between Economic and Political Theology

Nicholas Heron

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823278688
eISBN:
9780823280537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278688.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

To the question that animated the twentieth-century debate on political theology—namely, whether Christianity is exclusively a religious phenomenon, which must separate itself from all things ... More


Foucault's Critical Ethics

Richard A. Lynch

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271252
eISBN:
9780823271290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271252.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The central thesis of this book is that Michel Foucault’s account of power does not foreclose the possibility of ethics; on the contrary, it provides a framework within which ethics becomes possible. ... More


The Inexpensive Caring State

Alexander Somek

in Individualism: An Essay on the Authority of the European Union

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199542086
eISBN:
9780191715518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542086.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, EU Law

This chapter takes up individualism's core claim to authority, namely, its appeal to the self's interest. What this claim means is less obvious when the Union promises bounties, as in the case of ... More


Liberal Governmentality and the Spatial Politics of ‘Bürgerlichkeit’

Maiken Umbach

in German Cities and Bourgeois Modernism, 1890-1924

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199557394
eISBN:
9780191721564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557394.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History, European Modern History

This chapter analyses the discourse of ‘Bürgerlichkeit’ in German reformist circles, arguing that it designated not a class identity, but the political ambition to invent a modern bourgeois identity, ... More


Knowledge Formation in Colonial India

Norbert Peabody

in India and the British Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199259885
eISBN:
9780191744587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259885.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Asian History

This chapter argues that it is no longer tenable to insist that the forms of knowledge through which colonial rule was established were fully European in origin and development but, rather, they were ... More


The Lama Question: Violence, Sovereignty, and Exception in Early Socialist Mongolia

Christopher Kaplonski

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838560
eISBN:
9780824869663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838560.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In The lama question Chris Kaplonski examines the struggle between the new socialist government, which came to power following the overthrow of a Buddhist theocracy, and the dominant Buddhist ... More


Afterword: unemployment: a problem of government

Tom Boland and Ray Griffin

in The Sociology of Unemployment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719097904
eISBN:
9781781708903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097904.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book set out to capture and make sense of the broad experience of unemployment; and what emerges is the sense that deprivation theory – the idea that unemployment is the problem of not having a ... More


The Government of Life: Foucault, Biopolitics, and Neoliberalism

Vanessa Lemm and Miguel Vatter (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255962
eISBN:
9780823261284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255962.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This volume focuses on the relation that Foucault established between the ideas of biopower and biopolitics and the studies of governmentality in his last Courses at the Collège de France and in his ... 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


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