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    The Political Theory of Neoliberalism.Thomas Biebricher - 2019 - Stanford University Press.
    What is neoliberalism? -- The state -- Democracy -- Science -- Politics -- European crises, causes, and consequences -- Ideas, uncertainty, and the ordoliberalization of Europe.
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    Neoliberalism and Democracy.Thomas Biebricher - 2015 - Constellations 22 (2):255-266.
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    Genealogy and Governmentality.Thomas Biebricher - 2008 - Journal of the Philosophy of History 2 (3):363-396.
    The essay aims at an assessment of whether and to what extent the history of governmentality can be considered to be a genealogy. To this effect a generic account of core tenets of Foucauldian genealogy is developed. The three core tenets highlighted are (1) a radically contingent view of history that is (2) expressed in a distinct style and (3) highlights the impact of power on this history. After a brief discussion of the concept of governmentality and a descriptive summary (...)
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    Governmentality and State Theory: Reinventing the Reinvented Wheel?Thomas Biebricher & Frieder Vogelmann - 2012 - Theory and Event 15 (3).
    In this paper we pose the question what constitutes the originality of governmentality as a state analytical framework by confronting it with alternative contemporary approaches in state theory, suggesting that the latter may already contain many of the insights Foucaultians sometimes tend to ascribe to the governmentality perspective exclusively and thus run the risk of reinventing the state theoretical wheel. Still, we argue that there is something unique to the governmentality perspective, namely a particular kind of unwieldy knowledge about the (...)
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    Habermas, Foucault and Nietzsche: A Double Misunderstanding.Thomas Biebricher - 2005 - Foucault Studies 3:1-26.
    The article analyses Habermas' interpretation of Foucault in the Philosophical Discourse of Modernity and argues that the former misunderstands the Foucaultian project of genealogy fundamentally. While Habermas assumes that Foucault aims at a strictly scientific approach to the writing of history it can be shown that Foucaultian genealogy is strongly characterised by rhetorical aspects, creating a hybrid model of critique that stands in between science and literature. The essay goes on arguing that this misreading can be explained with reference to (...)
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    The Practices of Theorists: Habermas and Foucault as Public Intellectuals.Thomas Biebricher - 2011 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 37 (6):709-734.
    The scholarly works of Jürgen Habermas and Michel Foucault have been subject to ongoing scrutiny for a number of decades. However, less attention has been given to their activities as public intellectuals and the relation between these and their philosophical and theoretical projects. Drawing on their own conceptualization of the role of the intellectual, the article aims to illuminate these issues by examining Habermas’ advocacy of a ‘Core Europe’ and his defense of NATO bombardments in Kosovo in 1999 as well (...)
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    Habermas and Foucault: Deliberative Democracy and Strategic State Analysis.Thomas Biebricher - 2007 - Contemporary Political Theory 6 (2):218-245.
    The paper explores ways to bring the approaches of J. Habermas and M. Foucault into a productive dialogue. In particular, it argues that Habermas's concept of deliberative democracy can and should be complemented by a strategic analysis of the state as it is found in Foucault's studies of governmentality. While deliberative democracy is a critical theory of democracy that provides normative knowledge about the legitimacy of a given system, it is not well equipped to generate knowledge that could inform the (...)
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    Critical Theories of the State: Governmentality and the Strategic‐Relational Approach.Thomas Biebricher - 2013 - Constellations 20 (3):388-405.
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    (Ir-)Responsibilization, Genetics and Neuroscience.Thomas Biebricher - 2011 - European Journal of Social Theory 14 (4):469-488.
    The concept of responsibilization that originally emerged out of the context of the so-called Governmentality Studies is now widely used in various social sciences to describe a governing technology particularly attuned to the challenge of neoliberalism, i.e. how to govern free individuals. However, in seemingly paradoxical simultaneity with the hegemeony of neoliberalism that relies heavily on individual choice, freedom and responsibility, two powerful scientific discourses exist that appear to undermine these assumptions vehemently, namely genetics and neuroscience. Starting from a discussion (...)
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    The Biopolitics of Ordoliberalism.Thomas Biebricher - 2011 - Foucault Studies 12:171-191.
    This article examines the biopolitical dimension in ordoliberal thought using Wilhelm Röpke and Alexander Rüstow as exemplary figures of this tradition. Based on an explication of various biopolitical themes that can be extracted from Foucault’s writings and lectures the article argues that these biopolitical themes, although rarely touched on in Foucault’s lectures on ordoliberal governmentality, nevertheless constitute an integral aspect of the thought of Röpke and Rüstow. From the regulation of the population through the strategic lever of the family to (...)
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  11. Louis Althusser.Thomas Biebricher - 2004 - In Gisela Riescher (ed.), Politische Theorie der Gegenwart in Einzeldarstellungen. Von Adorno Bis Young. Alfred Kröner Verlag. pp. 343--8.
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    Disciplining Europe- The Production of Economic Delinquency.Thomas Biebricher - 2017 - Foucault Studies 23:63-85.
    The main goal of the following article is to offer a Foucaultian reading of the economic governance structure of the European Union after the reforms passed and implemented over the last six years. The starting point is a reconstruction of Foucault’s analytical framework to scrutinize disciplinary power as well as the respective apparatuses and how this framework has been integrated into the more encompassing governmentality perspective. In the second section I provide a brief survey of the strategic terrain of the (...)
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    Book Review: The Conservative Challenge to Globalization: Anglo-American Perspectives, by Ray Kiely. [REVIEW]Thomas Biebricher - forthcoming - Political Theory:009059172110370.
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