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Governing Treatment

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In the last chapter we argued that MMT and those enrolled in it are defined in some liberal contexts as inauthentic, untrustworthy and irrational. This chapter shifts focus to the explicit governance of those clients and the rules and regulations that define and manage them. The regulation of clients, we argue, shares much with the metaphors, images and figuring found in media texts. Clients are constituted in treatment, as they are in other public discourses, as unreliable and deficient, and this is materialised in regulatory practices through risk management.

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© 2008 Suzanne Fraser and Kylie Valentine

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Fraser, S., Valentine, K. (2008). Governing Treatment. In: Substance and Substitution. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230582569_3

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