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Rzadzenie i porazka. O granicach socjologii/Governance and Failure: On the Limits of Sociology

Malpas, J. and Wickham, G. (2010) Rzadzenie i porazka. O granicach socjologii/Governance and Failure: On the Limits of Sociology. Zardzadzanie Publiczne, 11 (1). pp. 92-102.

Abstract

Failure is an ubiquitous and central feature of social life. Yet much sociological inquiry focuses not on failure but on success. This paper adopts a sceptical approach to sociological theory, advancing an account of the necessary limits of sociological inquiry and defending the idea of the primacy of failure on two fronts: first, through the examination of a sociological approach currently developing around the Foucaultian idea of 'governmentality'; and second, through a more general philosophical consideration of the connections between failure and practices of governance of control.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/7746
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