This book addresses the possibilities of analyzing the modern international through the thought of Michel Foucault. The broad range of authors brought together in this volume question four of the most self-evident characteristics of our contemporary world-'international', 'neoliberal', 'biopolitical' and 'global'- and thus fill significant gaps in both international and Foucault studies. The chapters discuss what a Foucauldian perspective does or does not offer for understanding international phenomena while also questioning many appropriations of Foucault's work. This transdisciplinary volume will serve as a reference for both scholars and students of international relations, international political sociology, international political economy, political theory/philosophy and critical theory more generally.
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1. Introduction: The International as an Object for ThoughtPhilippe BondittiSECTION 1 — DE-DISCIPLINING KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL2. The Figure of Foucault and the Field of International RelationsNicholas Onuf3. Michel Foucault and International Relations: Cannibal RelationsDidier Bigo4. Microphysics Of Power ReduxWilliam WaltersSECTION 2 — BETWEEN PHILOSOPHY AND METHOD5. Political Spirituality: Parrhesia, Truth And Factical FinitudeMichael Dillon6. Power as Sumbolon: Sovereignty, Governmentality and the InternationalMitchell Dean7. Foucault and MethodMichael J. ShapiroSECTION 3 — INTERNATIONAL?8. Silencing Colonialism: Foucault And the International Marta Fernández and Paulo Esteves9. Violence and the Modern International: An Archaeology of TerrorismPhilippe Bonditti10. Foucault and the Historical Sociology of GlobalizationJean-François BayartSECTION 4 — (NEO-)LIBERAL?11. On Liberalism: Limits, the Market and the SubjectFrédéric Gros12. On Bureaucratic Formalization: The Reality-Like Fiction of Neoliberal AbstractionsBéatrice Hibou13. Too-Late Liberalism: From Promised Prosperity to Permanent AusterityLaurence McFalls & Mariella PandolfiSECTION 5 — BIOPOLITICAL?14. Biopolitics in the Twenty-First Century: The Malthus-Marx Debate and the Human Capital IssueLuca Paltrinieri15. Mesopolitics: Foucault, Environmental Governmentality and the History of the AnthropoceneFerhat TaylanSECTION 6 — GLOBAL?16. The Word and the Things: An Archaeology of An Amnesic NotionArmand Mattelart17. Foucault and GeometricsStuart Elden18. Conclusion: Which Foucault? Which International?R.B.J Walker
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This book addresses the possibilities of analyzing the modern international through the thought of Michel Foucault. The contributors question four of the most self-evident characteristics of our contemporary world—‘international,’ ‘(neo)liberal,’ ‘biopolitical’ and ‘global’—and thus fill significant gaps in both international and Foucault studies. The chapters discuss what a Foucauldian perspective does or does not offer for understanding international phenomena while also questioning many appropriations of Foucault’s work. This transdisciplinary volume will serve as a reference for scholars and students of international relations, international political sociology, international political economy, political theory/philosophy and critical theory more generally.Philippe Bonditti is Assistant Professor at the European School of Political and Social Science (ESPOL-UCL), France. Didier Bigo is Associate Professor at Sciences Po Paris, France, and Professor of International Relations at Kings College London, UK. Frédéric Gros is Professor of Philosophy at Sciences Po Paris, France. 
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“Foucault and the Modern International is an intellectually dense and highly analytical text that contributes to the debate on the place of Foucault in the evolution of IR, both as a discipline and a reality to be studied. Its contribution is an important one … .” (Julien Pomarède, European Review of International Studies ERIS, Vol. 5 (1), 2018)
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“This volume is a sophisticated endeavour by leading scholars to gauge the importance of Michel Foucault for the study of international relations. It offers an exciting pluralization of both Foucault and IR studies.” (Jens Bartelson, Professor of Political Science, Lund University, Sweden)“With remarkable nuance and sophistication, this volume addresses the many interpretations of Foucault and his impact on the study of international relations. A needed contribution diversifying both how Foucault and the international realm should be understood and studied!” (Nisha Shah, Assistant Professor, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa, Canada) “There will never be the last word on Foucault but by virtue of authorial aptitude, pluralist attitudes and intellectual audacity, Foucault and the Modern International might well be the most comprehensive and subversive account yet. Trans-Atlantic and trans-disciplinary, this collection of essays rejects the domesticated Foucault to relight the fuse of a philosopher who was, above all else, a peerless artificier of the ‘international’. The results are nothing short of explosive.” (James Der Derian, Michael Hintze Chair of International Security, University of Sydney, Australia)
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Provides unprecedented coverage of the ways in which Foucault's concepts have been used to study international phenomena and how they might help in the futureExamines Foucault's historico-critical method and how it has been used in the study of international phenomenaUses a transdisciplinary approach, with contributions from international experts
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ISBN
9781349958375
Publisert
2018-07-29
Utgiver
Vendor
Palgrave Macmillan
Vekt
511 gr
Høyde
210 mm
Bredde
148 mm
Aldersnivå
Research, P, 06
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Product language
Engelsk
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Product format
Heftet

Biographical note

Philippe Bonditti holds a doctorate in Political Science from Sciences Po Paris, France, and is currently Lecturer at the European School of Political and Social Science (ESPOL-UCL), France. Previously, he was Assistant Professor at the Institute of International Relations of the Pontificial Universidade Catholica in Rio de Janeiro (IRI/PUC-Rio), Brazil, and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Watson Institute, Brown University, US. His research interests focus on contemporary discourses on violence, war, and security, the transformations of the modern state and the art of government, (critical) International Relations theory, (critical) security studies, contemporary French philosophy, and political theory.

Didier Bigo is Associate Professor (tenure) at Sciences-Po, France and Professor of International Relations at Kings College London, UK. Bigo is Editor-in-Chief of the French quarterly journal Cultures & Conflits and launched, with R. B. J. Walker, the journal International Political Sociology. His research interests include security and liberty, biometrics identifiers and databases, antiterrorist policies in Europe after 9/11, the merging of internal security and external security, migrants and refugees in Europe, critical security studies, and international political sociology. 

Frédéric Gros is Professor of Philosophy at Sciences Po Paris, France. His research focuses on contemporary French philosophy—in particular the thought of Michel Foucault, whose writings, such as Subjectivity and Truth, he has edited—the foundations of the right to punish, issues of war and security, and the ethics of the political subject.