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Neoliberal governance and 'responsibilization' of agents: reassessing the mechanisms of responsibility-shift in neoliberal discursive environments

Pyysiainen, Jarkko; Halpin, Darren; Guilfoyle, Andrew

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The ‘governmentality’ approach has been influential in analyzing how neoliberal governance transfers responsibility to individual agents through an ‘appeal of freedom’ mechanism. This productive conceptualization of power has generated a solid body of research on the workings of (neo)liberal governance and contemporary Western capitalism. However, such research has largely ignored a complementary mechanism characteristic of situations where ‘appeal of freedom’ lets actors down, that is,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/243997
Source: Distinktion: Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory
DOI: 10.1080/1600910X.2017.1331858

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