Governmentality

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Abstract

This entry describes and analyzes Michel Foucault's concept of governmentality as an object and field of study, a chronological narrative, and a kind of power. It emphasizes the way in which it connects government to self-government, its distinctive approach to liberalism and neoliberalism as an art of government, and its place within the contemporary social sciences as the subfield “governmentality studies.”
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory
EditorsBryan S. Turner, Chang Kyung-Sup, Cynthia F. Epstein, Peter Kivisto, J. Michael Ryan, William Outhwaite
Number of pages2
Place of PublicationChichester
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Publication date4 Dec 2017
ISBN (Print)9781118430866
ISBN (Electronic)9781118430873
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2017
SeriesWiley Blackwell Encyclopedias in Social Sciences
Volume1

Bibliographical note

Epub ahead of print. Published online: 4. December 2017

Keywords

  • Conduct
  • Foucault
  • Government
  • Liberalism
  • Security

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Dean, M. (2017). Governmentality. In B. S. Turner, C. Kyung-Sup, C. F. Epstein, P. Kivisto, J. M. Ryan, & W. Outhwaite (Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedias in Social Sciences, Vol.. 1 https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118430873.est0657
Dean, Mitchell. / Governmentality. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory. editor / Bryan S. Turner ; Chang Kyung-Sup ; Cynthia F. Epstein ; Peter Kivisto ; J. Michael Ryan ; William Outhwaite. Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell, 2017. (Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedias in Social Sciences, Vol. 1).
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Dean, M 2017, Governmentality. in BS Turner, C Kyung-Sup, CF Epstein, P Kivisto, JM Ryan & W Outhwaite (eds), The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedias in Social Sciences, vol. 1. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118430873.est0657

Governmentality. / Dean, Mitchell.

The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory. ed. / Bryan S. Turner; Chang Kyung-Sup; Cynthia F. Epstein; Peter Kivisto; J. Michael Ryan; William Outhwaite. Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell, 2017. (Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedias in Social Sciences, Vol. 1).

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Dean M. Governmentality. In Turner BS, Kyung-Sup C, Epstein CF, Kivisto P, Ryan JM, Outhwaite W, editors, The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. 2017. (Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedias in Social Sciences, Vol. 1). https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118430873.est0657