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Politics of responsibility: governing distant populations through civil society in Mozambique, Rwanda and South Africa

Författare och institution:
Håkan Thörn (Institutionen för sociologi och arbetsvetenskap & Centrum för globalisering och utveckling (GCGD))
Publicerad i:
Third World Quarterly, 37 ( 8 ) s. 1505-1523
ISSN:
0143-6597
E-ISSN:
1360-2241
Publikationstyp:
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Publiceringsår:
2016
Språk:
engelska
Fulltextlänk:
Sammanfattning (abstract):
This article presents and analyses the findings of a research project on power relations in the context of development partnerships with civil society on HIV/AIDS in Mozambique, Rwanda and South Africa, and engages in a critical dialogue with governmentality analysis. It argues that contemporary neoliberal government needs to be understood as context-specific articulations of three forms of power discussed by Foucault – sovereignty, discipline and biopower – and, in the global domain, a fourth form of power – (new) imperialism. Further, the analysis demonstrates how the introduction of a ‘package of (de-)responsibilisation’ shapes CSOs’ activities so that they become competitive service providers, use evidence-based methods and produce measurable results. Addressing the issue of resistance, it shows how the transfer of responsibilities may involve tension and struggle – a politics of responsibility.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Sociologi
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Statsvetenskap
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Annan samhällsvetenskap
Nyckelord:
global governmentality, development partnerhsips, international aid, civil society, global governance, hiv/aids, sub-Saharan Africa
Postens nummer:
232173
Posten skapad:
2016-02-18 10:00
Posten ändrad:
2016-07-29 10:52

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