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Politics as Government: Michel Foucault's Analysis of Political Reason

Hindess, Barry


This article considers Michel Foucault's work on the rationality of government and the practices in which it has been implemented. Specifically, it develops a critique of Foucault's analysis of political reason in relation to the governmental significance of electoral politics, to liberal commitments to the promotion of individual liberty, and to the focus on government within states to the neglect of the international system and the problem of sovereignty.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Alternatives: Global, Local and Political


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