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Global Governmentality

Governing International Spaces

Edited by Wendy Larner, William Walters

Routledge – 2006 – 288 pages

Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

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    April 30th 2006
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Description

Foucault's thoughts on governmentality have made a significant impact on the studies of power and governance in modern societies. However, most studies of governmentality confine themselves to the exploration of power within nation-states. Global Governmentality extends Foucault's political thought towards international studies, exploring the governance of the global, the international, the regional and many other extra-domestic spaces.

Combining historical and contemporary outlooks, this book offers innovative interdisciplinary explorations of such issues as international peacekeeping, refugees, political rationalities of security and neoliberalism, the spatiality of globalization, the genealogy of development, and the ethical governance of corporate activity.

At a time when many of the geopolitical and economic certainties which framed international affairs are in flux, Global Governmentality is suggestive of new territories and lines for international analysis. It will be of interest to students and researchers of both governmentality and international studies.

Author Bio

Wendy Larner is a senior lecturer in Sociology, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Her reseach interests are in areas of globalization, governance and gender. William Walters is Associate professor in Political Science at Carleton University in Ottawa. His current work explores questions of citizenship, borders and im/mobility in the context of European integration.

Name: Global Governmentality: Governing International Spaces (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Wendy Larner, William Walters. Foucault's thoughts on governmentality have made a significant impact on the studies of power and governance in modern societies. However, most studies of governmentality confine themselves to the exploration of power within nation-states...
Categories: Politics & International Relations, European Politics, International Political Economy, International Politics