The Bureaucratization of the World in the Neoliberal Era

An International and Comparative Perspective

  • Authors
  • Béatrice Hibou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Béatrice Hibou
    Pages 1-11
  3. Béatrice Hibou
    Pages 13-37
  4. Béatrice Hibou
    Pages 39-59
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 149-236

About this book


Contemporary bureaucracy is a set of norms, rules, procedures, and formalities which includes administration, business, and NGOs. Where Max Weber meets Michel Foucault, Béatrice Hibou analyzes the political dynamics underlying this process. Neoliberal bureaucracy is a vector of discipline and control, producing social and political indifference.


Bureaucratization Neoliberalism Formalities Normalization Fiction Abstraction Domination Everyday (quotidian) Management Michel Foucault Max Weber Nation society

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