Foucault and the Modern International

Silences and Legacies for the Study of World Politics

  • Philippe Bonditti
  • Didier Bigo
  • Frédéric Gros

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. De-disciplining Knowledge About the International

  3. Between Philosophy and Method

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Michael J. Shapiro
      Pages 115-134
  4. International?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Marta Fernández, Paulo Esteves
      Pages 137-153
    3. Jean-François Bayart
      Pages 175-188
  5. (Neo-)liberal?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Laurence McFalls, Mariella Pandolfi
      Pages 219-235
  6. Biopolitical?

About this book


This book addresses the possibilities of analyzing the modern international through the thought of Michel Foucault. The broad range of authors brought together in this volume question four of the most self-evident characteristics of our contemporary world-'international', 'neoliberal', 'biopolitical' and 'global'- and thus fill significant gaps in both international and Foucault studies. The chapters discuss what a Foucauldian perspective does or does not offer for understanding international phenomena while also questioning many appropriations of Foucault's work. This transdisciplinary volume will serve as a reference for both scholars and students of international relations, international political sociology, international political economy, political theory/philosophy and critical theory more generally.


Foucault International Modern World Politics Legacies

Editors and affiliations

  • Philippe Bonditti
    • 1
  • Didier Bigo
    • 2
  • Frédéric Gros
    • 3
  1. 1.European School of Political & Social Sciences (ESPOL)Université Catholique de Lille Lille CedexFrance
  2. 2.CERISciences Po ParisParisFrance
  3. 3.CEVIPOFSciences Po ParisParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-95098-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-56158-9
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