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The Signature of Power: Sovereignty, Governmentality and Biopolitics

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781446257005
Author(s): Mitchell Dean
Format: Paperback
Year: 2013
Publisher: Sage Publications (CA)
Dimensions: 155 x 229 x 15 (w x l x h)
Pages: 254

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'When it comes to 'power', it can often feel as if everyone is talking about it, yet no one appears to have given it any thought. Well, not quite. In this original and timely book, Mitchell Dean provides a characteristically thoughtful and incisive analysis that aims to renovate the concept of power through an understanding of its signature and how it works. Through a thorough and intelligent engagement with the work of Foucault, Schmitt, and Agamben, their lacuna and failings, Dean pieces together a clear and precise account of sovereignty, governmentality, and bio-politics, which has much to commend it.' - Paul Du Gay, Copenhagen Business School 'Dean's erudite and relentlessly critical reading of Foucault, Schmitt and Agamben extracts from these authors new insights about the signature of power ...Immensely valuable and a major contribution to social and political thought.' - William Walters, Carleton University Mitchell Dean revitalized the study of 'governmentality' with his bestselling book of the same title. His new book on power is a landmark work. It combines an extraordinary breadth of perspective with pinpoint accuracy about what power means for us today.
For students it provides sharp readings of the main approaches in the field. On this level, it operates as a foundational work in the study of power. It builds on this to reframe the concept of power, offering original and ex
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