Governmentality

Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 2, pp. 83-104, 2006

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 09/94

33 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2009  

Nikolas Rose

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

Pat O'Malley

University of Sydney - Faculty of Law

Mariana Valverde

University of Toronto - Centre of Criminology

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Date Written: September, 16 2009

Abstract

This review surveys the development of Michel Foucault's analysis of political power in terms of governmentality and outlines its key characteristics. It examines the spread of this perspective, focusing in particular on how this genealogical approach to the analysis of the conduct of each and of all has been taken up and developed in the English-speaking world. It evaluates some of the key criticisms that have been made of the analytics of governmentality and argues for the continuing productivity and creativity of these ways of analyzing the emergence, nature, and consequences of the arts of government.

Keywords: Foucault, power, subjectivity, state, politics

JEL Classification: K10, K14, K30

Suggested Citation

Rose, Nikolas and O'Malley, Pat and Valverde, Mariana, Governmentality (September, 16 2009). Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 2, pp. 83-104, 2006; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 09/94. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1474131

Nikolas Rose

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) ( email )

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Pat O'Malley (Contact Author)

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Mariana Valverde

University of Toronto - Centre of Criminology ( email )

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