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By Michael Merlingen

This new ebook offers an in-depth research of the tasks of development performed through the civilian peacebuilding missions in Bosnia and Macedonia, drawing at the paintings of Michel Foucault to make the case that the EU’s (self-) photograph as a version peacebuilder conceals one other aspect of the ecu safeguard and Defence coverage.

The authors discover the double-sided nature of peacebuilding missions, at the one hand, for you to pacify, democratize, humanize and increase existence in societies rising from trouble or violence and, however, as one of those political pastorate that limits the variety of applicable heterogeneity by way of refashioning, repositioning and reorganizing matters according to transcendentalized notions of excellent governance. The authors improve a constrained reform schedule for the way european police missions can fold an agonistic generosity extra deeply into their civilizing ethos so that it will be sure they've got a mild expatriate footprint of their host international locations. The prescriptive a part of the e-book additionally discusses favourite difficulties within the implementation of ecu police reforms and indicates how one can conquer those demanding situations.

This publication can be of serious curiosity to scholars of eu politics, sociology, political technology and theory.

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They do not constitute unified categorical or logical systems of rules. Rather, they are made up of different, not always coherent concepts, assumptions, empirical observations and myths. Rationalities can be specified by zeroing in on, among other things, the particular assemblage of problems to be governed; the posited link between (the solution of) these problems and the life of the population; the strategies and tools considered appropriate for tackling the problems; the conceptions of the person to be subjected to governmental interventions; and the concretization of what constitutes good governance across different issue-areas.

This conception of the subjects of rule stands in stark contrast to that circulating in liberalism. Liberalism, in our Foucauldian rendering, is a rationality of power that imagines a form of governance that operates through the activation of the autonomy of citizens and the promotion of certain kinds of freedom from governmental interference. Hence, liberal subjects are expected to be active participants in their own government and to assume responsibility for their own welfare and security. The valorization of individual liberty notwithstanding, liberal political reasoning seeks to recruit freedom for governmental purposes (Hindess 2001a: 100).

Thus, the polity Foucault values is one that is made up of relations of power that enhance the possibility for the expression of difference (Coles 1992: 93). In this view, then, there is a certain, albeit limited affinity between Foucault’s political thinking and liberalism. While it nurtures the belief in its transcendental grounding, liberalism also protects and promotes the pursuit of criticism, including its own foundations (Schoolman 2002: xi–xii). ), can be used to advance, at least to an extent, the kind of agonistic politics Foucault advocates (Simons 1996; Connolly 2002).

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