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'Taking Everything in Hand': Managerialism and Technology


Malpas, J, 'Taking Everything in Hand': Managerialism and Technology, The Triumph of Managerialism?: New Technologies of Government and their Implications for Value, Rowman & Littlefield International Ltd, A Yeatman and B Costea (ed), London, pp. 21-42. ISBN 9781786604880 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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Managerialism and modern technology are closely connected. This is not merely because managerialism arises in conjunction with the development of accounting, actuarial and audit practices in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, nor even because of its frequent deployment of modern systems of surveillance, measurement and control (though both are important points of connection). Rather, managerialism has to be understood as itself a part of modern technological ordering, as belonging essentially to it and as unthinkable without it. Indeed, one might even go so far as to say that not only is managerialism a part of modern technology, part of a technological system, but that in its modern form, technology, or perhaps we should say, technologism, is itself managerial. Understanding how this might be so, however, requires understanding something of the distinctive character of both managerialism and modern technology.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:managerialism, technology, modern
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Applied ethics
Research Field:Applied ethics not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
UTAS Author:Malpas, J (Professor Jeff Malpas)
ID Code:129368
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2018-11-27
Last Modified:2018-12-04

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