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Foucault and post-financial crises: governmentality, discipline and resistance

Foucault and post-financial crises: governmentality, discipline and resistance
Foucault and post-financial crises: governmentality, discipline and resistance
This title explains the causes of the financial crisis and the economic reforms that were created subsequently through a Foucauldian philosophical lens. The author sets out the approaches established by Foucault – namely governmentality, biopolitics and disciplinary mechanisms – explaining how these influenced the shift of production from a local to a global level, alongside a shift towards financialisation. Glenn applies Foucauldian principles to aid understanding of the self-corrective mechanisms applied to the financial system, and the interpellative processes that led to the emergence of a new mode of subjectification. Concurrently, this title examines the retreat of the state from the financial sphere. This shift, the author posits, did not mean the complete absence of governance; rather governance became more concerned with ensuring that financial behaviour was contained within certain limits.
Foucault, marxism, Financial Crises
Palgrave Macmillan
Glenn, John
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Glenn, John
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Glenn, John (2019) Foucault and post-financial crises: governmentality, discipline and resistance (International Political Economy Series), London. Palgrave Macmillan, 210pp.

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This title explains the causes of the financial crisis and the economic reforms that were created subsequently through a Foucauldian philosophical lens. The author sets out the approaches established by Foucault – namely governmentality, biopolitics and disciplinary mechanisms – explaining how these influenced the shift of production from a local to a global level, alongside a shift towards financialisation. Glenn applies Foucauldian principles to aid understanding of the self-corrective mechanisms applied to the financial system, and the interpellative processes that led to the emergence of a new mode of subjectification. Concurrently, this title examines the retreat of the state from the financial sphere. This shift, the author posits, did not mean the complete absence of governance; rather governance became more concerned with ensuring that financial behaviour was contained within certain limits.

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Accepted/In Press date: 8 December 2017
Published date: 2019
Keywords: Foucault, marxism, Financial Crises

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Local EPrints ID: 418479
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/418479
PURE UUID: d4ce49e4-574a-440b-9943-abf200294158
ORCID for John Glenn: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9694-8282

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Date deposited: 09 Mar 2018 17:30
Last modified: 06 Aug 2022 01:35

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