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A Foucauldian Interpretation of Modern Law: From Sovereignty to Normalisation and Beyond

Citation
Martire J (2017) A Foucauldian Interpretation of Modern Law: From Sovereignty to Normalisation and Beyond. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Abstract
Addresses a surprisingly overlooked Foucauldian conundrum: what is the logical relationship between modern law and power? 

Jacopo Martire investigates the development of modern law in conjunction with what Foucault termed biopolitical forms of power. He gives you a much-needed genealogical analysis of the modern legal phenomenon opening new avenues for Foucauldian approaches to law. 
Key Features 
  • Critically engages with current Foucauldian literature in the fields of law, philosophy and politics to give you an engaging and comprehensive overview of the field 
  • Surveys the development of the modern legal phenomenon in an innovative and original way 
  • Demonstrates the critical limits of both liberal and radical approaches to law 
  • Develops the potential of Foucault’s theory in analysing the modern legal phenomenon, opening up new avenues for research

Keywords
Law; Biopolitics; Governmentality; Biopower; Michael Foucault; Normalisation

StatusPublished
AuthorsMartire Jacopo
Number of pages248
Publication date07/2017
URLhttps://edinburghuniversitypress.com/…-modern-law.html
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Place of publicationEdinburgh
ISBN 9781474411929
eISBN 9781474411943
LanguageEnglish
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