European Social Integration and the Roma: Questioning Neoliberal Governmentality (Routledge Advances in Sociology)

European Social Integration and the Roma: Questioning Neoliberal Governmentality (Routledge Advances in Sociology)

By: Cerasela Voiculescu (author)Hardback

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In the field of political sociology and European studies, there has long been a discussion on transnational neoliberal development and ethnic groups' self-governance. Notwithstanding, there has been limited exploration in relation to modes of knowledge production associated with neoliberal governance of the Other (e.g. ethnic and indigenous groups), which capture its idiosyncratic modes of political expression and empowerment. Drawing on Michel Foucault's political philosophy, this book discusses European social integration as transnational neoliberal governmentality and challenges its epistemologically constituted subaltern subject. Neoliberalism is questioned in relation to its programs of securitisation of poverty and authoritarian models of self-governance associated with instrumentality of the market. In this context, the book's rich political historical ethnography develops a new framework for the study of social power. Furthermore, inspired by Jacques Ranciere's radical philosophy, European Social Integration and the Roma proposes a new mode of knowledge production about populations excessively subjected to neoliberal governmentality, heralding the epistemological decolonisation of the neoliberal subject. Presenting an insightful new prospect in critical sociology as well as the conceptualization of power and the application of theories of governmentality, this book will appeal to scholars interested in the areas of political sociology and anthropology, international relations, social and political theory/philosophy and post-development studies.

About Author

Cerasela Voiculescu is an experienced researcher interested in critical social and political philosophy/theory with specific reference to social and political power, neoliberalism, knowledge, governmentality and European studies.


Part I: Book Discussion and Introduction Part II: A Historical Political Ethnogoraphy of Social Power Among the Roma Chapter 1: On the Move within Movement from Socialism to Post-Socialism. Roma Interactions within Smooth vs. Striated Spaces of Economy Chapter 2: Transformations of the State and Roma Leadership. Self-Governance, State Capture and Roma Brokers Chapter 3: Mapping Power Relations through Political Fields: Patronage Politics, Political Patronage and Romani Politics. Chapter 4: Street Level Bureaucracy, Documenting Identity and Roma's Subjection to Neopatrimonial State Power Chapter 5: Self-Governance and the Political Subject. Roma's Pentecostialism vs. Semiological State Apparatus of Capture. Part III: The Return to the Political. Epistemological Decolonisation of the Subject and Historical Geographies of Power

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  • ISBN13: 9781138898141
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 194
  • ID: 9781138898141
  • weight: 431
  • ISBN10: 1138898147

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