Interview with Philippe Bonditti, one of the co-editors of the new book Foucault and the Modern International. Silences and Legacies for the Study of World Politics published in the CERI Sciences Po Series on International Relations and Political Economy, Palgrave MacMillan, 2017.
– What is the modern international?
– This is, at least in part, the question that the contributors of this volume have engaged with – not to answer the question in a definitive way, rather, to build the international as an “object for thought” (objet pour la pensée), from and/or using Michel Foucault’s work and within a larger process of problematization that questions four of the main and largely unchallenged characteristics of our contemporary world: (neo)-liberal, biopolitical, global, and international. [continues here]
The book is currently only in expensive hardback and e-book, but a paperback is forthcoming. A preprint of my essay ‘Foucault and Geometrics‘ is available on this site.