Staatlichkeit, Gouvernementalität und Neoliberalismus
Schlagworte:Staat, Gouvernementalität, Neoliberalismus, Foucault
The paper examines Foucault's analytics of the state based on the concept and history of governmentality. While the approach has a promising critical-analytical potential, the latter is not always realized in the works of the governmentality studies. These problems that are particularly related to the conceptualisation and analysis of Neo-Liberalism as a governmentality are examined from the perspective of Bob Jessop's Neo-Marxist strategic-relational theory of the state. It is suggested to adopt some of the insights developed in this approach to realize the potential of Foucault's analytlcs of state more thoroughly.