Famously, Foucault claimed that Bentham’s Panopticon is the model of modern disciplinary society. Foucault put Bentham’s project of a new penitentiary at the centre stage of his exposition of the birth of biopolitics. This article focuses on Foucault’s conception of power as a ubiquitous relation, where governors and subjects are fading, and resistance is the counterpart of power. It is claimed that going beyond the Panopticon, a similar conception of power could be found in Bentham’s writings on law and constitutional theory. Accordingly, Foucault’s conception of power can be found in, and reconciled with, a different framework, at the service of a liberal-democratic conception of State and society

Il potere di Foucault in Bentham: frammenti di un confronto / Pellegrino, Gianfranco. - In: LO SGUARDO. - ISSN 2036-6558. - 2013:13(2013), pp. 231-248.

Il potere di Foucault in Bentham: frammenti di un confronto

PELLEGRINO, GIANFRANCO
2013

Abstract

Famously, Foucault claimed that Bentham’s Panopticon is the model of modern disciplinary society. Foucault put Bentham’s project of a new penitentiary at the centre stage of his exposition of the birth of biopolitics. This article focuses on Foucault’s conception of power as a ubiquitous relation, where governors and subjects are fading, and resistance is the counterpart of power. It is claimed that going beyond the Panopticon, a similar conception of power could be found in Bentham’s writings on law and constitutional theory. Accordingly, Foucault’s conception of power can be found in, and reconciled with, a different framework, at the service of a liberal-democratic conception of State and society
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