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Powers of freedom : reframing political thought

Author: Nikolas S Rose
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
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"Powers of Freedom offers a compelling new approach to the analysis of political power which extends Foucault's hypotheses on governmentality in new and challenging ways. Nikolas Rose sets out the key characteristics of this approach to political power and analyses the government of conduct in new fields and in new ways. He analyses the role of expertise, the politics of numbers, technologies of economic management  Read more...

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Named Person: Michel Foucault; Michel Foucault; Michel Foucault
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nikolas S Rose
ISBN: 0521650755 9780521650755 0521659051 9780521659055
OCLC Number: 39695799
Notes: "Portions of this book draw on published and unpublished papers"--Acknowledgements.
Description: xi, 321 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: reframing political thought --
1. Governing --
2. Freedom --
3. The social --
4. Advanced liberalism --
5. Community --
6. Numbers --
7. Control --
Conclusion: beyond government.
Responsibility: Nikolas Rose.
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An impressive approach to an important and influential school of thought, derived from Foucault's writings on governmentality, by one of its major exponents. Nikolas Rose's 1999 book will serve as an  Read more...


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'... well researched and rewarding. It can also serve as a good summary of the field.' Byron Kaldis, University of Athens

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