The State as Practice and Prism: Investigating the State as Governmentality, Statification and State Practice with Michel Foucault and Giorgio Agamben

Mathias Hein Jessen, Nicolai Von Eggers Mariegaard

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    Abstrakt

    Michel Foucault’s lecture series Security, Territory, Population (1977-78) and The Birth of Biopolitics (1978-79) were dedicated to writing a ‘history of governmentality’. The notion of governmentality has subsequently become very popular in investigating contemporary forms of government beyond the (sovereign, nation) state. However, few take account for nor analyse the specific context in which Foucault developed it; as a way to investigate the emergence of the modern state without assuming the given entity and universal of the state. One notable exception is Giorgio Agamben’s The Kingdom and the Glory (2007). This article uses Agamben’s reworking and radicalisation of the notion of governmentality as a stepping stone to re-evaluate the notion of governmentality as a way to investigate the state both historically and actually.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Publikationsdato2016
    Antal sider20
    StatusUdgivet - 2016
    BegivenhedPaper-Seminar, Department of Business and Politics - Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg, Danmark
    Varighed: 1 dec. 20162 dec. 2016

    Seminar

    SeminarPaper-Seminar, Department of Business and Politics
    LokationCopenhagen Business School
    LandDanmark
    ByFrederiksberg
    Periode01/12/201602/12/2016

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    Emneord

    • Michel Foucault
    • Giorgio Agamben
    • Governmentality
    • State
    • Statification

    Citationsformater

    Hein Jessen, M., & Mariegaard, N. V. E. (2016). The State as Practice and Prism: Investigating the State as Governmentality, Statification and State Practice with Michel Foucault and Giorgio Agamben. Paper præsenteret på Paper-Seminar, Department of Business and Politics, Frederiksberg, Danmark.