Publications in English language [some are PDF-Files - Adobe Acrobat Reader needed]


»Governmentality«, in: Darity, William A. Jr. (Hg.), International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2. Aufl., Detroit: Macmillan Reference 2008, S. 361-362.


  • »An indigestible meal? Foucault, governmentality and state theory«, in: Distinktion: Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory (the final version of this paper will be published in No. 15, 2007) [click]
  • Susceptible individuals and risky rights: Dimensions of genetic responsibility«, in: Regula Valérie Burri/Joseph Dumit (Hg.), Biomedicine as Culture. Instrumental Practices, Technoscientific Knowledge, and New Modes of Life, New York/London: Routledge 2007, S. 151-165.


  • »Governance and governmentality«, in: Austin Harrington, Barbara L. Marshall und Hans-Peter Müller (Hg.), Encyclopedia of social theory, London/New York: Routledge 2006, S. 232-234.
  • »Genetic Responsibility and Neo-Liberal Governmentality: Medical Diagnosis as Moral Terrain«, in: Alain Beaulieu/David Gabbard (Hg.), Michel Foucault and Power Today. International Multidisciplinary Studies in the History of the Present, Lanham u.a.: Lexington Books 2006, S. 83-91.

2005 and older

  • "A Critique of Political Reason – Foucault’s Analysis of Modern Governmentality"
    [summary] [table of contents]
  • „The Critique of the Political Economy of Organization as a Genealogy of Power“, in: International Journal of Political Economy, vol. 29, no. 3, Fall 1999, pp. 53-75.
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  • „The Birth of Bio-Politics‘ – Michel Foucault’s Lecture at the Collège de France on Neo-Liberal Governmentality“, in: Economy & Society, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2001, pp. 190-207.
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  • „Participation“, in: Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V. (Hg.), Ars Viva 10/02 Kunst und Design, Berlin 2001.
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  • “Genetic Testing, Eugenics, and Risk”, in: Critical Public Health, 12. Jg., Nr. 3, 2002, S. 283-290. [click here]
  • The immancence of capitalism in the work of Michel Hardt and Antonio Negri. In: Prokla. Zeitschrift für kritische Sozialwissenschaft, Vol. 32, No. 4, pp. 619 - 629.
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  • “Foucault, Governmentality, and Critique”, in : Rethinking Marxism, 14. Jg., No. 3, 2002, S. 49-64. [click here]
  • „ Comment on Nancy Fraser: Rereading Foucault in the Shadow of Globalization“, in: Constellations. An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2003, S. 172-179. [click here]
  • "Risk as Responsibility - Genetic Diagnosis, Moral Obligations and Consumer Choices" (Paper presented at the Vital Politics conference 5th to 7th September 2003, London School of Economics and Political Science).
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  • Molecular Medicine? Remarks on the expansion and redefinition of the concept „genetic disease“ - Abstract.
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  • Disposition and determinism – genetic diagnostics in risk society“, in: The Sociological Review, Vol. 52, 2004, S. 550-566.
  • From Eugenics to the government of genetic risks “ , in: Robin Bunton und Alan Petersen (Hg.), Genetic Governance. Health, Risk and Ethics in the Biotech Era, London und New York: Routledge 2005, S. 95-105. [click]
  • Forum-discussion: A New Understanding of Health and Disease«, in: Günter Stock und Monika Lessl (Hg.), A New Understanding of Health and Disease, Berlin: Schering Research Foundation 2004, S. 40-49.
  • A New Understanding of Health and Disease«, in: Günter Stock und Monika Lessl (Hg.), A New Understanding of Health and Disease, Berlin: Schering Research Foundation 2004, S. 10-18. [click]
  • » › A Zone of Indistinction ‹ – A Critique of Giorgio Agamben's Concept of Biopolitics«, in: Outlines. Critical Social Studies, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2005, S. 3-13. [click]
  • » Beyond genetic discrimination. Problems and perspectives of a contested notion«, in: Genomics, Society and Policy, Vol. 1, No. 3, 2005, S. 22-40. [click here]