Foucault And Political Reason: Liberalism, Neo-Liberalism And The Rationalities Of Government (Hardback) book cover

Foucault And Political Reason

Liberalism, Neo-Liberalism And The Rationalities Of Government

Edited by Andrew Barry, Thomas Osborne, Nikolas Rose

© 1996 – Routledge

292 pages

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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.

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