From Micro-Powers to Governmentality: Foucault’s Work on Statehood, State Formation, Statecraft and State Power

This article revisits Foucault’s analytics of power in the light of his lectures on governmentality and biopolitics in Society must be Defended (1975-6), Securité, territoire, population (1977-8) and Naissance de la biopolitique (1978-9). Foucault is renowned for his criticisms of state theory and advocacy of a bottom-up approach to social power; and for his hostility to many theoretical and practical manifestations of orthodox Marxism.

The Rise of Governance and the Risks of Failure: the Case of Economic Development

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here: ‘The rise of governance and the risks of failure: the case of economic development’, International Social Science Journal, issue 155, 29-46, 1998. This article explores the roles of markets, states, and partnerships in economic coordination and considers their respective tendencies…

The Crisis of the National Spatio-Temporal Fix and the Ecological Dominance of Globalizing Capitalism

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here: ‘The crisis of the national spatio-temporal fix and the ecological dominance of globalizing capitalism’, International Journal of Urban and Regional Studies, 24 (2), 323-360, 2000.   This article addresses globalization from a doubly heterodox regulationist viewpoint. The regulation approach is already…

Capitalism and its Future: Remarks on Regulation, Government, and Governance

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here:   ‘Capitalism and its future: remarks on regulation, government, and governance’, Review of International Political Economy, 4 (3), 435-455, 1997. The conference which inspired this collection was explicitly concerned with the direction of contemporary capitalism. Its final plenary session, to…

The World Market, Variegated Capitalism, and the Crisis of European Integration

 This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here: ‘The world market, variegated capitalism, and the crisis of European integration’, in P. Nousios, H. Overbeek, and A. Tsolakis, eds, Globalisation and European Integration: Critical Approaches to Regional Order and International Relations, London: Routledge, 91-111, 2012. This chapter critiques world…

Avoiding Traps, Rescaling States, Governing Europe

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here: ‘Avoiding traps, rescaling the state, governing Europe‘, in R. Keil and R. Mahon, eds, Leviathan Undone? Towards a Political Economy of Scale, Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 87-104, 2009. *** Lively debates over the future of the state resurfaced…