Potential governmentality and the state transformation

Toni Ahlqvist

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The presentation opens a perspective of potential governmentality on state transformation. It is argued that potential governmentality is a process of building a visionary script of an emergent governmental form linked to the creation of a new politico-economic path in a state. The presentation discusses the idea of potential governmentality as a heuristic, elaborates the idea of state vigour as a generic form of governmentality and presents a case study in the context of the Finnish state. The presentation is an attempt to chart a particular form of state transformation in the context of diffusing geoeconomic calculation.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventMaantieteen Päivät 2012: Maantiede muuttuvassa maailmassa - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 26 Oct 201227 Oct 2012


ConferenceMaantieteen Päivät 2012


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