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Title:
Foucault and the Modern International Silences and Legacies for the Study of World Politics
Author:
Bonditti, Philippe. editor.
ISBN:
9781137561589
Physical Description:
XVI, 376 p. online resource.
Series:
The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy
Contents:
1. Introduction: The International as an Object for Thought -- 2. The Figure of Foucault and the Field of International Relations -- 3. Michel Foucault and International Relations: Cannibal Relations -- 4. Microphysics Of Power Redux -- 5. Political Spirituality: Parrhesia, Truth And Factical Finitude -- 6. Power as Sumbolon: Sovereignty, Governmentality and the International -- 7. Foucault and Method -- 8. Silencing Colonialism: Foucault and The International -- 9. Violence and the Modern International: An Archaeology of Terrorism -- 10. Foucault and the Historical Sociology of Globalization -- 11. On Liberalism: Limits, the Market and the Subject -- 12. On Bureaucratic Formalization: The Reality-Like Fiction of Neoliberal Abstractions -- 13. Too-Late Liberalism: From Promised Prosperity to Permanent Austerity -- 14. Biopolitics in the Twenty-First Century: The Malthus-Marx Debate and the Human Capital Issue -- 15. Mesopolitics: Foucault, Environmental Governmentality and the History of the Anthropocene -- 16. The Word and the Things: An Archaeology of An Amnesic Notion -- 17. Foucault and Geometrics -- 18. Conclusion:.
Abstract:
This book addresses the possibilities of analyzing the modern international through the thought of Michel Foucault. The broad range of authors brought together in this volume question four of the most self-evident characteristics of our contemporary world-'international', 'neoliberal', 'biopolitical' and 'global'- and thus fill significant gaps in both international and Foucault studies. The chapters discuss what a Foucauldian perspective does or does not offer for understanding international phenomena while also questioning many appropriations of Foucault's work. This transdisciplinary volume will serve as a reference for both scholars and students of international relations, international political sociology, international political economy, political theory/philosophy and critical theory more generally.
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This book addresses the possibilities of analyzing the modern international through the thought of Michel Foucault. The broad range of authors brought together in this volume question four of the most self-evident characteristics of our contemporary world-'international', 'neoliberal', 'biopolitical' and 'global'- and thus fill significant gaps in both international and Foucault studies. The chapters discuss what a Foucauldian perspective does or does not offer for understanding international phenomena while also questioning many appropriations of Foucault's work. This transdisciplinary volume will serve as a reference for both scholars and students of international relations, international political sociology, international political economy, political theory/philosophy and critical theory more generally.