By Ben Golder, Peter Fitzpatrick

ISBN-10: 0415424534

ISBN-13: 9780415424530

Foucault’s Law is the 1st publication in nearly fifteen years to handle the query of Foucault’s place on legislation. Many readings of Foucault’s notion of legislation begin from the proposition that he did not give some thought to the position of legislations in modernity, or certainly that he intentionally marginalized it. In canvassing a wealth of basic and secondary resources, Ben Golder and Peter Fitzpatrick rebut this argument. They argue that instead of marginalize legislation, Foucault develops a way more radical, nuanced and coherent idea of legislations than his critics have said. For Golder and Fitzpatrick, Foucault’s legislation isn't the contained creature of traditional debts, yet is uncontainable and illimitable. of their radical re-reading of Foucault, they express how Foucault outlines an idea of legislations which isn't tied to any given shape or subordinated to a specific resource of strength, yet is significantly orientated in the direction of alterity, new probabilities and alternative ways of being.

Foucault’s Law is a crucial and unique contribution to the continued debate on Foucault and legislation, attractive not just with Foucault’s varied writings on legislation and felony concept, but additionally with the broad interpretive literature at the subject. it's going to therefore be of curiosity to scholars and students operating within the fields of legislations and social idea, felony thought and legislation and philosophy, in addition to to scholars of Foucault’s paintings in general.

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113 What was important for these theorists was not the maintenance of a transcendent and singular sovereign power over a principality but rather the care and maximization of the potential of the population itself (and in this can be discerned the pastoral roots of this manner of thinking about and exercising power). ’114 In the words of the sixteenth-century author 32 Orientations: Foucault and law Guillaume de La Perrière, the ‘art of government’ concerned ‘the right disposition of things arranged so as to lead to a suitable end’,115 and this end was the constant improvement of the population, the maximization of its health, well-being, material prosperity, and so forth, through tactical regulatory interventions: The things government must be concerned about, La Perrière says, are men in their relationships, bonds, and complex involvements with things like wealth, resources, means of subsistence, and, of course, the territory with its borders, qualities, climate, dryness, fertility, and so on.

Faubion (New York: New Press, 2000), pp. 176–200 (pp. 196–200) (on the effect of civil law upon penal law). Hunt and Wickham, Foucault and Law, p. 60. Paul Hirst, ‘Law, Socialism and Rights’, in Radical Issues in Criminology, ed. Pat Carlen and Mike Collison (Oxford: Martin Robertson, 1980), pp. 58–105 (p. 92). Foucault, The History of Sexuality, Vol. 1, p. 87. ), local and regional autonomies, and other forms of law’ (Foucault and Law, p. 60). Although see Foucault, Discipline and Punish, pp. 78–79, where he does acknowledge the many ‘discontinuities, overlappings and conflicts between the different legal systems [of the King, the nobility, those administered by governmental or police authorities, and so forth]’ which ‘[b]y their very plethora … were incapable of covering the social body in its entirety’.

Hunt and Wickham, Foucault and Law, p. 60. Paul Hirst, ‘Law, Socialism and Rights’, in Radical Issues in Criminology, ed. Pat Carlen and Mike Collison (Oxford: Martin Robertson, 1980), pp. 58–105 (p. 92). Foucault, The History of Sexuality, Vol. 1, p. 87. ), local and regional autonomies, and other forms of law’ (Foucault and Law, p. 60). Although see Foucault, Discipline and Punish, pp. 78–79, where he does acknowledge the many ‘discontinuities, overlappings and conflicts between the different legal systems [of the King, the nobility, those administered by governmental or police authorities, and so forth]’ which ‘[b]y their very plethora … were incapable of covering the social body in its entirety’.

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