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The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy

Foucault and the Modern International

Silences and Legacies for the Study of World Politics

Editors: Bonditti, Philippe, Bigo, Didier, Gros, Frédéric (Eds.)

  • Provides unprecedented coverage of the ways in which Foucault's concepts have been used to study international phenomena and how they might help in the future
  • Examines Foucault's historico-critical method and how it has been used in the study of international phenomena
  • Uses a transdisciplinary approach, with contributions from international experts
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About this book

This book addresses the possibilities of analyzing the modern international through the thought of Michel Foucault. The broad range of authors brought together in this volume question four of the most self-evident characteristics of our contemporary world-'international', 'neoliberal', 'biopolitical' and 'global'- and thus fill significant gaps in both international and Foucault studies. The chapters discuss what a Foucauldian perspective does or does not offer for understanding international phenomena while also questioning many appropriations of Foucault's work. This transdisciplinary volume will serve as a reference for both scholars and students of international relations, international political sociology, international political economy, political theory/philosophy and critical theory more generally.


About the authors

Philippe Bonditti holds a doctorate in Political Science from Sciences Po Paris, France, and is currently Lecturer at the European School of Political and Social Science (ESPOL-UCL), France. Previously, he was Assistant Professor at the Institute of International Relations of the Pontificial Universidade Catholica in Rio de Janeiro (IRI/PUC-Rio), Brazil, and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Watson Institute, Brown University, US. His research interests focus on contemporary discourses on violence, war, and security, the transformations of the modern state and the art of government, (critical) International Relations theory, (critical) security studies, contemporary French philosophy, and political theory.

Didier Bigo is Associate Professor (tenure) at Sciences-Po, France and Professor of International Relations at Kings College London, UK. Bigo is Editor-in-Chief of the French quarterly journal Cultures & Conflits and launched, with R. B. J. Walker, the journal International Political Sociology. His research interests include security and liberty, biometrics identifiers and databases, antiterrorist policies in Europe after 9/11, the merging of internal security and external security, migrants and refugees in Europe, critical security studies, and international political sociology. 

Frédéric Gros is Professor of Philosophy at Sciences Po Paris, France. His research focuses on contemporary French philosophy—in particular the thought of Michel Foucault, whose writings, such as Subjectivity and Truth, he has edited—the foundations of the right to punish, issues of war and security, and the ethics of the political subject.


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“This volume is a sophisticated endeavour by leading scholars to gauge the importance of Michel Foucault for the study of international relations. It offers an exciting pluralization of both Foucault and IR studies.” (Jens Bartelson, Professor of Political Science, Lund University, Sweden)

“With remarkable nuance and sophistication, this volume addresses the many interpretations of Foucault and his impact on the study of international relations. A needed contribution diversifying both how Foucault and the international realm should be understood and studied!” (Nisha Shah, Assistant Professor, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa, Canada)

“There will never be the last word on Foucault but by virtue of authorial aptitude, pluralist attitudes and intellectual audacity, Foucault and the Modern International might well be the most comprehensive and subversive account yet. Trans-Atlantic and trans-disciplinary, this collection of essays rejects the domesticated Foucault to relight the fuse of a philosopher who was, above all else, a peerless artificier of the ‘international’. The results are nothing short of explosive.” (James Der Derian, Michael Hintze Chair of International Security, University of Sydney, Australia)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction: The International as an Object for Thought

    Bonditti, Philippe

    Pages 1-12

  • The Figure of Foucault and the Field of International Relations

    Onuf, Nicholas

    Pages 15-31

  • Michel Foucault and International Relations: Cannibal Relations

    Bigo, Didier

    Pages 33-55

  • The Microphysics of Power Redux

    Walters, William

    Pages 57-75

  • Political Spirituality: Parrhesia, Truth and Factical Finitude

    Dillon, Michael

    Pages 79-96

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56158-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95098-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Foucault and the Modern International
Book Subtitle
Silences and Legacies for the Study of World Politics
Editors
  • Philippe Bonditti
  • Didier Bigo
  • Frédéric Gros
Series Title
The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56158-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56153-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95098-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 376
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