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Rzadzenie i porazka. O granicach socjologii/Governance and Failure: On the Limits of Sociology

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Malpas, J and Wickham, G, Rzadzenie i porazka. O granicach socjologii/Governance and Failure: On the Limits of Sociology, Zardzadzanie Publiczne, 1, (11) pp. 92-102. ISSN 1898-3529 (2010) [Refereed Article]

Abstract

Failure is an ubiquitous and central feature of social life. Yet much sociological inquiry focuses not on failure but on success. This paper adopts a sceptical approach to sociological theory, advancing an account of the necessary limits of sociological inquiry and defending the idea of the primacy of failure on two fronts: first, through the examination of a sociological approach currently developing around the Foucaultian idea of 'governmentality'; and second, through a more general philosophical consideration of the connections between failure and practices of governance of control.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Philosophy
Research Field:Hermeneutic and Critical Theory
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Author:Malpas, J (Professor Jeff Malpas)
ID Code:70944
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Philosophy
Deposited On:2011-07-05
Last Modified:2011-07-05
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