Examining questions of statehood, biopolitics, sovereignty, neoliberal reason and the ecomy, Governmentality explores the advantages and limitations of adopting Michel Foucault's concept of governmentality as an analytical framework. Contributors highlight the differences as well as possible convergences with alternative theoretical frameworks. By assembling authors with a wide range of different disciplinary backgrounds, from philosophy, literature, political science, sociology to medical anthropology, the book offers a fresh perspective on studies of governmentality.
Ulrich Brockling is Professor for Ethics, Politics and Rhetorics at the University of Leipzig. Susanne Krasmann is Associate Professor at the Institute for Criminological Research at the University of Hamburg. Thomas Lemke is Heisenberg Professor for Sociology with Focus on Biotechnology, Nature and Society at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main.