Michel Foucault: Discipline

Michel Foucault: Discipline

High Court of Australia Building (Canberra). Photo: S Young. Discipline is one of Foucault’s most intriguing and widely discussed concepts. This explanatory post broadly examines discipline and disciplinary power by considering how Foucault conceptualises the...
Giorgio Agamben: Stasis

Giorgio Agamben: Stasis

Key Concept At a time when the world seems to be rejecting the universalist neo-liberal logic of governance to embrace various modes of cultural, political, socio-economical, and juridical nationalisms, an engagement with Giorgio Agamben’s concept of stasis becomes...
Carl Schmitt: Katechon

Carl Schmitt: Katechon

1531 – Celestial swordsman, castle and army over Strasbourg | Src The concept of the katechon first appears in biblical literature with two hapaxlegomena occurring in the second deutero-Pauline epistle to the Thessalonians: “And now you know what is now restraining...
Michel Foucault: Discourse

Michel Foucault: Discourse

Key Concept The idea of discourse constitutes a central element of Michel Foucault’s oeuvre, and one of the most readily appropriated Foucaultian terms, such that ‘Foucaultian discourse analysis’ now constitutes an academic field in its own right. This...