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Powers of Freedom: Reframing Political Thought
Introduction: reframing political thought 1. Governing 2. Freedom 3. The social 4. Advanced liberalism 5. Community 6. Numbers 7. Control Conclusion: beyond government.
Governing the Soul: The Shaping of the Private Self
  • N. Rose
  • Political Science
  • 30 March 1991
We live under the beguiling illusion that our subjective lives are a personal matter. But our intimate feelings, desires, and relationships have become the object of new forms of investigation and
Political power beyond the State: problematics of government. 1992.
This paper argues against an overvaluation of the 'problem of the State' in political debate and social theory and demonstrates that the analytical language structured by the philosophical opposition of state and civil society is unable to comprehend contemporary transformations in modes of exercise of political power.
Governing economic life
This paper proposes some new ways of analysing the exercise of political power in advanced liberal democratic societies. These are developed from Michel Foucault's conception of ‘governmentality’ and
The death of the social? Re-figuring the territory of government
  • N. Rose
  • Political Science
  • 1 August 1996
The social, as a plane of thought and action, has been central to political thought and political programmes since the mid-nineteenth century. This paper argues that, while themes of society and
The Politics of Life Itself
  • N. Rose
  • Art
    The New Social Theory Reader
  • 1 December 2001
This article explores contemporary biopolitics in the light of Michel Foucault's oft quoted suggestion that contemporary politics calls `life itself' into question. It suggests that recent
Government and control
Advanced liberal democracies are currently witnessing a bewildering variety of developments in regimes of control. These range from demands for execution or preventive detention of implacably
Inventing our Selves: Psychology, Power, and Personhood
1. Introduction 2. How should one do the history of 'the self'? 3. A critical history of psychology 4. Psychology as a 'social' science 5. Expertise and the 'techne' of psychology 6. Psychology as an