Foucault and Political Reason: Liberalism, Neo-Liberalism and the Rationalities of Government
Univer Andrew Barry Goldsmith’s College (Editor)
Page count: 288 pages
File size: 1.2 MB
Foucault is often thought to have a great deal to say about the history of madness and sexuality, but little in terms of a general analysis of government and the state.; This volume draws on Foucault’s own research to challenge this view, demonstrating the central importance of his work for the study of contemporary politics.; It focuses on liberalism and neo- liberalism, questioning the conceptual opposition of freedom/constraint, state/market and public/private that inform liberal thought.