About this book
- Book Title New Forms of Governing
- Book Subtitle A Foucauldian inspired analysis
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137284594
- Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
- Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
- eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection Political Science and International Studies (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-0-230-29198-0
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-33216-8
- eBook ISBN 978-1-137-28459-4
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XVIII, 213
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
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- Finance, Business & Banking
'Peter Triantafillou demonstrates the usefulness of an open-minded approach to reading Foucault, enabling a non-dogmatic interpretation regarding matters of governing. The Foucauldian must be ever vigilant of taken-for-granted presuppositions especially about Foucault. Triantafillou's integrates into his conversation systems theory, the Frankfurt school, literature on democratic participation and the recent governance literature, turning diverse concerns into an intelligent and edifying reflection. Not content to merely rehearse the mainstream consensus, Triantafillou takes a Foucauldian-style critical approach that surprises the intellect, delights one's critical sensibilities, and even confronts at least for me my own understanding of Foucault. Many new and interesting questions are put on the table, but its foremost question laid out a new problematic which I will put this way: Why has the jumbled neoliberal narrative on government been so difficult to contest?'
-Hugh T. Miller is Professor in the School of Public Administration at Florida Atlantic University. He is author of Governing Narratives: Symbolic Politics and Policy Change, published in 2012 by University of Alabama Press.
'Peter Triantafillou's book explores a number of Michel Foucault's conceptual devices with unusual clarity. He also demonstrates a strong command of the empirical details of certain new modes of managing/governing shared by many regimes 'with quite differing polities and policymaking traditions', such as public-private partnerships and performance management, in, for example, the fields of public health and education.
The two elements by themselves are deftly handled, but it is the manner in which Triantafillou blends them into a distinctive style of investigation that should prove particularly attractive to scholars, students, and practitioners.'
Gary Wickham, Professor of Sociology, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia 6150