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Author Dean, Mitchell, 1955-

Title Governing societies : political perspectives on domestic and international rule / Mitchell Dean
Published Maidenhead : Open University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 228 pages)
Series Issues in society
Issues in society.
Contents Front Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Series editor's foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction: setting the scene; The 'long twenty-first century'; Political projects; Meaning of the political; This book; Part One: Dilemmas; Chapter 1 Zombie categories?; Chapter 2 Ungoverning societies; Chapter 3 Individualization; Part Two: Diagnostics; Chapter 4 Life and death; Chapter 5 Authoritarian liberalism; Part Three: Departures; Chapter 6 Sovereignty and violence; Chapter 7 State of exception; Chapter 8 Contemporary liberal exceptionalism; Conclusion; Notes; References; Index
Summary Offers a critical analysis of contemporary liberal approaches to governing societies both in domestic and international affairs. This book provides an overview of perspectives and theories and examines transformations in techniques and rationalities of rule
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Political science -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0335229670 (electronic bk.)
9780335229673 (electronic bk.)