Politics and Managerial Governmentality: an Arendtian Perspective

Jean-Luc Metzger


To what extent is the current policy “crisis” (high abstention rates, challenging politicians, etc.) linked to the implementation of macroeconomic policies ? To answer this question, we first present what we call managerial governementality. Then, based on the work of Hannah Arendt on the hope politics brings, we build an analytical framework to study political action. At last, thanks to this framework, we suggest that, by reducing the diversity of viewpoints and by developing dependency relationships, managerial governmentality could be one of the factors of the crisis.

Tags: Arendt (Hannah), Policy crisis, Dependency, Management, Governmentality

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