Masks, common sense and governmentality

Collins, Jeremy (2020) Masks, common sense and governmentality. In: Pandemic: where are we still going wrong. Bite-Sized Public Affairs Books . Bite Sized Books, Goring UK, pp. 205-210. ISBN 9798563726338

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The UK Government’s hesitant and contradictory stance on the wearing of face coverings can be understood as reflecting an adherence to the tenets of ‘nudge’ theory; it also highlights the neoliberal ideological stance critiqued in Foucault’s notion of Governmentality, and the ‘responsibilisation of the self’ evident in contemporary liberal democracies such as the UK.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Covid-19 pandemic; face coverings; governmentality; UK Government
Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 070 News media, journalism & publishing
300 Social sciences
300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
Department: School of Computing and Digital Media
Depositing User: Jeremy Collins
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2023 09:57
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2023 10:08

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