This edited volume presents critical scholarship analysing governance practices in diverse jurisdictions in Europe and North America, at multiple scales, and in relation to several different arenas of policy and practice. The contributors address shortcomings in the mainstream literature on governance within the discipline of political science.
The volume as a whole is marked by geographical and topical diversity. However, what the individual chapters have in common is that each considers whether and how gender, racialized identity, and/or other axes of marginalization are visible within the conceptualizations and/or practices of governance under discussion.
Drawing together insights and conceptual tools from both feminist and post-structuralist frameworks in analysing governance practices, this volume will be of great interest to scholars and graduates who engage with feminist and/or post-structural analysis of policy and governance. It will also be of use to critical policy scholars in anthropology, geography, sociology, and women's studies.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 198
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
This collection offers an exciting feminist challenge to mainstream political science. Drawing on feminist and post-structuralist readings of governance, the authors engage with questions of post-politics, governmentality, agency, embodiment, emotion and affect. In doing so they reshape the terrain of politics, and broaden the spaces and practices under consideration. By offering new conceptual and methodological approaches they demonstrate the value of a feminist poststructuralist political science.
Wendy Larner, Provost, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand