The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy

The Political Anatomy of Domination

Authors: Hibou, Béatrice

  • Offers a fresh and modern reading of that major figures of the social sciences: Marx, Weber, Foucault, and Bourdieu
  • Examines crucial issues in today's globalized world such as legitimate domination and violence, obedience, democracy, and authority
  • Engages in unexpected historical and international comparisons (Hitler, Tunisia, etc) that help the reader better understand current international issues
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Rereading Marx, Weber, Gramsci and, more recently, Foucault, Béatrice Hibou tackles one of the core questions of political and social theory: state domination. Combining comparative analyses of everyday life and economics, she highlights the arrangements, understandings and practices that make domination conceivable, bearable, even acceptable or reassuring. To carry out this demonstration, Hibou examines authoritarian situations—especially comparing the paradigmatic European cases of fascism, Nazism and Soviet socialism and those of contemporary China or North and Sub-Saharan Africa.

About the authors

Béatrice Hibou is CNRS Director of Research at CERI-Sciences Po, France. Her comparative research in political economy explores, from a Weberian perspective and a Foucaultian conception of power, the political significance of economic reform, state trajectories and the exercise of domination, based on cases from sub-Saharan Africa, the Maghreb and Europe. Her major publications include The Bureaucratization of the World in the Neoliberal Era (2015), The Force of Obedience: The Political Economy of Repression in Tunisia (2011), and Privatizing the State (ed., 2004).

Reviews

“This is a very erudite piece of work, working from cases such as Nazi Germany and North Africa. In very interesting ways for an Africanist, the author makes African cases—including North Africa—key examples to understand through the general and comparative lens of “domination” that works through the mediation of paradox, illogicality and uncertainty, through the mobilization of selective and specific clientelism, and other techniques. The richness of the examples, their juxtaposition and the links forged to the theoretical literature (without being polemic) offers a strong example for readers entering the theme itself and/or their own case studies.” (Jane Guyer, Professor Emerita, Johns Hopkins University, USA)

“This book shows with an impressing amount of examples how authoritarian regimes use plenty of other complex and subtle tools to persuade their subjects to comply and to tolerate them. The great merit of this outstanding work is to show the hidden face of authoritarian domination. Taking advantage of the exceptional experience of field research of its author, the book draws a map of the numerous and multifaceted techniques of domination adopted by authoritarian regimes. A very brilliant and penetrating contribution to political sociology, political science and sociology of power relations.” (Alfio Mastropaolo, Full Professor, University of Turin, Italy)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Desire for Normality, Normative Processes and Power of Normalization

    Hibou, Béatrice

    Pages 9-58

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  • Believing and Getting Others to Believe: The Subjective Motives of Legitimacy

    Hibou, Béatrice

    Pages 59-94

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  • Desire for the State and Control Dispositifs

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    Pages 95-154

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  • Modernity and Technocratization

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    Pages 155-201

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  • Neither ‘Collaborators’ Nor ‘Opponents’: Economic Actors Caught Up in Different Logics of Action and in Random Sequences

    Hibou, Béatrice

    Pages 211-231

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eBook 109,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-49391-6
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Hardcover 149,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-49390-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Political Anatomy of Domination
Authors
Series Title
The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-49391-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-49391-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-49390-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 351
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