By Henrik Paul Bang
This ebook examines Foucault's political framework for connecting political authority with practices of freedom. It begins from the older Foucault's declare that the place there's obedience there can't be executive by means of fact. Then it indicates how this declare runs like a crimson thread via his complete existence venture.
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Governmentality means blending concerns for order and disorder between and on various levels to guarantee appropriate governance in the face of multiple, reinforcing cleavages of, say, class, gender, culture, religion and ethnicity. 10 Agamben and Mouffe, in my view, promote this tendency by believing that Schmitt, with his authoritarianism and strong Nazi sympathies, can be ‘house-trained’ if only the notion of the enemy is replaced by the one of the adversary ‘whose existence is legitimate and must be tolerated’ (Mouffe 1998: 16): An adversary, we could say, is an enemy with whom we have in common a shared adhesion to the ethico-political principles of democracy while disagreeing about their interpretation and implementation.
On this view, political authority is first of all about the concept of order, and its capacity for articulating and reproducing itself as hegemony. This turns us toward studying the political event in its visible, extraordinary and spectacular forms. What is then placed in the background as ‘mere administration’ is the enduring authority relationship between political authorities and laypeople, in, and through, which policies are authoritatively articulated, performed, delivered and evaluated. Foucault’s political challenge is precisely his break with the Hobbesian conception of order by which political authority is separated from the political community as a sovereign state denying laypeople access to their own political means of production inside the political system.
This way of focusing less on the ideological conflict between liberalism and socialism and more on the concrete political tensions between raison d’état and coup d’état seems typical of French political tradition (Campbell and Pedersen 2014). This may also be why Foucault avoided being engaged in ideological polemics for most of his life. In addition, the fact that he was gay gave him a sense of belonging to all those excluded minorities who are stigmatized as ‘abnormal’, ‘unreasonable’ and ‘disobedient’ by a modern regime of truth, dissociating reason from unreason in its conception of order as a matter of preventing, containing and removing disorder.
Foucault’s Political Challenge: From Hegemony to Truth by Henrik Paul Bang