In such thinking it is not only the formation of discourses and the mobilisation of rhetoric that are of interest, but also the manner in which the subjects of austerity identify with these. This book charts the chequered history of an idea—child trafficking—which rose to prominence in the late 1990s and for a decade came to dominate the field of international child protection. What we see in contemporary continental thought is a proliferation of different traditions, and each side seeks to defend their position in ontological terms. In the field of fisheries research, Kevin St Martin's 2005 work provides an outstanding example of the strategy of deconstruction in the context of the crisis facing global fisheries. People's movements across the Mekong River border occur daily without formal state approval. This way, it problematises current organising visions of a data-driven life.
Finally, subjects are positioned within discourses, and not at the origin of things, although room is made for political agency, especially in moments of crisis and dislocation, when they may construct antagonistic relations with 'others' that are believed to block their identities and interests Howarth, 2013;Laclau, 1995. Findings — Three central themes are identified: the challenges of achieving critical, pluralistic engagement in and through mainstream institutions; the possibilities of taking multiple perspectives seriously through decentred understandings of governance and democracy; and the value of an agonistic ethos of engagement in accounting. Secondly, it highlights transformations in the political behaviors and lived experiences of the subjects who participated in the recent and on-going wave of anti-austerity mobilizations in Greece. Of current theoretical interest is the apparent ease with which these austerity measures have been accepted by urban governing agents. This paper broadens and deepens the debates on the recent protests against austerity in Greece. His recent debates with Judith Butler and Slavoj Žižek in Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left, published in 2011 London: Verso , exemplify this critical ethos.
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the current policy of extending personal budgets to older people. The paper begins by investigating how the global crisis is understood, embodied and contested through the participatory forms of collective action and political organization in Greece. Moreover, these premises are not only of relevance for those interested in theoretical and methodological discussions, but they constitute also the heuristic framework that instructs discourse analysts about the general logics of discursive structuration of social life and how these logics can be observed and approached in empirical material. Using these and other problems as points of departure David Howarth explores brilliantly three historical interations of post-structuralism. This exposition is instructively combined with a distinctive and challenging take on the centrality of affect and fantasy the empirical study of how social realities are reproduced and transformed. This is an increasing propensity to be preoccupied with ontological questions and seemingly at the expense of either a refinement of political concepts or a concrete analysis of forms of power and domination. Following this, I advance the idea of a relative autonomy between ontology and politics, where the former does not determine the latter in any direct or straightforward fashion.
It is often alleged that post-structuralist discourse theory suffers from a methodological and a normative deficit, making it unable to either explain or criticize and evaluate the policy practices and regimes it investigates. As a result, the literature has not taken seriously the role of political signals shaping credibility perceptions. To understand this generative involvement, we commend a temporally-sensitive, critically-oriented theoretical framework, grounded in an affect-based ontology of practice. It examines the shift from structuralism to post-structuralism and postmodernism, charting the critiques of clThis book offers an important and timely overview of structuralist, post-structuralist and postmodern theory, beginning with the intellectual developments of, and main assumptions and concepts in, the thought of Sassure, Levi-Strauss, Barthes, Lacan and Althusser. For this, it invites explorations on the role of the body and its affective propulsions as the locus of human experience.
The latter is constructed from a range of theoretical and philosophical sources, including poststructuralism, psychoanalysis, linguistic theory and post-analytical philosophy. Akerstrom Andersen The Human Rights Act: Politics, Power and the Law; A. This thesis explores business education at the upper secondary school level in Sweden following the inclusion of the concept of sustainable development in the curriculum. The book should be of great interest to scholars, researchers, and postgraduate students in the fields of higher education; educational policy and politics; and the philosophy, sociology, and history of higher education. Building on these considerations, it is argued that the recent forms of everyday collective action have played a crucial role in challenging the prevailing neoliberal crisis politics, while at the same time are raising key issues for progressive governments and other institutional agents. To achieve the objective of this thesis, ethnographic methodology was used over six months of fieldwork from March to September 2016, and included participant observations, interviews and essay-readings that involved 110 participants in the borderland site.
The argument finds empirical corroboration in a pooled regression analysis based on an original dataset of rule transfer from the acquis communautaire comprising 16 candidate countries from 1998 to 2009. They disagree whether representation is constitutive, and they disagree about how to relate to the hierarchy and violence which, they all agree, is a part of representation. These three categories are compared with the roles indicated in the environmental discourses constructed by Dryzek and the responsibility regimes developed by Pellizzoni. I conclude by setting out a five step approach that articulates the concepts of power and hegemony into a method of conducting critical policy studies. The presentation of these pluralities of border-crossings adds to Borderland Studies specifically and the social sciences in general in the development of an understanding of the Third Space.
According to him, power is something intrinsically dependent on subject metaphysics. However, while poststructuralists agree on the turn away from presence, they disagree where to turn and, specifically, on the role and nature of representation. One thinker influencing contemporary discussions on this theme is Judith Butler. It examines the shift from structuralism to post-structuralism and postmodernism, charting the critiques of cl This book offers an important and timely overview of structuralist, post-structuralist and postmodern theory, beginning with the intellectual developments of, and main assumptions and concepts in, the thought of Sassure, Levi-Strauss, Barthes, Lacan and Althusser. It explains how the agenda conceals the political dimension of development and sustainability debates.
This book is less a defense of post-structuralism than a demonstration of how it penetrates traditions of analysis that purport to reject it, including the social sciences. By defining decision along poststructuralist lines, as distinct from the conventional literature on decision-making, we demonstrate that the use of this conceptual prism helps deepen our understanding of how othering and bordering work to produce and reshape identities. Stavrakakis Polity as Politics: Studying the Shaping and Effects of Discursive Politics; A. Analyzing the grammar and forms of these practices reveals that co-governance in Nantes functions as a doctrinal abridgement, leading to a growing managerialization in an increasingly codified system of community participation. Inspired by developments in post-structuralist, psychoanalytic and post-Marxist theory, each contributor problematizes a central issue in European governance, including European security, Third Way politics, constitutional and administrative reform, new forms of nationalism and populism, the shift from welfare to workfare, environmental politics and local government.
When supplemented with the logic of hegemony, we argue that describing and mapping statements of various types, as they appear and disappear, circulate and change, in relation to particular policy problems in specific historical contexts, provides vital clues for delimiting competing discursive formations. Although they belong together, power can still be said to subjugate the subject. Only on this way can the regime of power, permeating identity construction, be overcome. Sorensen Problematising the Mobilisation of Hospital Directors; S. Rather than a set of factors or top—down causes and effects, I offer a situated and critical explanation of leadership in organisational change. This article problematises change leadership as a set of multiple and changing practices, pragmatically deployed by organisational players. Higher Education and the Student opens up a new perspective that can critically inform public debate and future policy - in Britain and beyond.
Poststructuralism and After : Structure, Subjectivity and Power. Debates surrounding the human impact on climate change have, in recent years, proliferated in political, academic, and public rhetoric. Drawing on poststructuralist discourse theory, the overarching purpose is to identify the roles of a responsible business person that are articulated in business education and to discuss how these roles could enable students to address sustainability issues. Poststructuralism and after : structure, subjectivity and power. We then discuss what we term to be the critical dimension of critical explanation.