Foucault saw the notion of parrhesia (truth-telling) as the most important factor for how governments could and should communicate with their people and vice versa. This important collection compiles and analyses Foucault's views on parrhesia to shed new light on his ideas on the importance of truth-telling in democracies.
Torben Bech Dyrberg is an Associate Professor in the Department of Society and Globalization, Roskilde University, Denmark. His research focuses in particular on discourse theory, right/left orientation, power and democratic theory. He has published books and articles related to these areas including The Circular Structure of Power (1997).
1. Speaking Truth to Power and Power Speaking Truthfully 2. Power: From Productive Submission and Domination to Transformative Capacity 3. The Nature of Critique: Political not Epistemological 4. The Politics of Critique: Political Engagement and Government 5. The Nature of Parrhesia: Political Truth-Telling in Relation to Power/Knowledge/Ethics 6. The Politics of pParrhesia: The Autonomy of Democratic Politics and the Parrhesiastic Pact 7. Leadership and Community: Critique of Obedience and Democratic Paradoxes 8. Political Perspectives: Authority and the Duality of Power, Politics and Politicization
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