What is it about?

Governmentalisation in the Foucauldian narrative is associated with instruments a state employs to guide and conduct individuals’ behaviours. In this sense, individuals’ freedom is a prerequisite to exercise power. At the same time, governments are interested in centralising power progressively. Foucault predominantly employed western countries to contextualise this analysis. However, as Foucault reiterated, power relations exist in any community, even though the degree and instruments might be contrasted.

Featured Image

Why is it important?

This article aims to show how a despotic regime implemented a pseudo-privatisation project in #iran to open extravagant spaces for well-connected firms and restrain individuals’ choices. Privatisation accounts for the mutual interest in which these firms require the government to secure their power, and the government need them to conduct individuals in the market and execute disciplines.

Read the Original

This page is a summary of: Power relations through the market: a Foucauldian critique of the competition law in Iran, Griffith Law Review, January 2023, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/10383441.2023.2167543.
You can read the full text:



The following have contributed to this page