Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/609541
Title:
Governmentality
Authors:
Powell, Jason
Abstract:
Governmentality is a concept developed by social theorist Michel Foucault (1991) and can be defined as the way in which the State exercises control over, or governs, the body of its populace through ‘action at a distance’. Foucault himself introduced governmentality during his lectures on bio-politics at the College de France in the late 1970s. Foucault (1991: 88) explains that his interest in the art of government was beyond an interest in how it guided actions for men and women, but to understand how the ‘reasoned way of governing best’ and how social institutions contribute to that best form of governing .
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Powell, J. (2017). Governmentality. In S. Morley, J. Turner, K. Corteen, & P. Taylor (Eds.), A companion to state power, liberties and rights. Bristol, United Kingdom: Policy Press.
Publisher:
Policy Press
Publication Date:
15-Feb-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/609541
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
ISBN:
9781447325826
Appears in Collections:
Social and Political Science

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dc.contributor.authorPowell, Jasonen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-17T09:51:58Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-17T09:51:58Zen
dc.date.issued2017-02-15en
dc.identifier.citationPowell, J. (2017). Governmentality. In S. Morley, J. Turner, K. Corteen, & P. Taylor (Eds.), A companion to state power, liberties and rights. Bristol, United Kingdom: Policy Press.en
dc.identifier.isbn9781447325826-
dc.identifier.otherNAen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/609541en
dc.description.abstractGovernmentality is a concept developed by social theorist Michel Foucault (1991) and can be defined as the way in which the State exercises control over, or governs, the body of its populace through ‘action at a distance’. Foucault himself introduced governmentality during his lectures on bio-politics at the College de France in the late 1970s. Foucault (1991: 88) explains that his interest in the art of government was beyond an interest in how it guided actions for men and women, but to understand how the ‘reasoned way of governing best’ and how social institutions contribute to that best form of governing .en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPolicy Pressen
dc.subjectGovernmentalityen
dc.subjectPoweren
dc.titleGovernmentalityen
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.date.accepted2016-05-13en
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