On confessional dialogue and collective subjects
2014 (English)In: Foucault and a politics of confession in education / [ed] Andreas Fejes & Katherine Nicoll, New York: Routledge, 2014, 1, 93-105 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
The concept of dialogue as an ideal for face-to face relationships in education has a long history in Western societies. Dialogue, however, does not only opeate in face-to-face relationships but also between collective subjects such as national states. The focus of this chapter is to discuss the operation of dialogue as a governmental practice in the construction of the contemporary European Higher Educational Area (EHEA) as a transnational political space. In this context the Bologna Process, as an expression of the rationalities of Open Method of Coordination, operates as a goal directed machinery or, as we prefer to call it, as a dialogic dispositive for the governmentalisation of Europe as a transnational political space. Dialogue operates as a means to reaching a form of unity in diversity considered inevitable if the hope for a future Europe with smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and with high levels of employment and social cohesion is to be realised. Consequently, a theme of salvation is inscribed into this hope for the future.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Routledge, 2014, 1. 93-105 p.
confession, dialogue, open method rationality, unity bu diversity, hope and fear, Bologna process, governmantalization of Europe
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-111909ISBN: 978-0415-83381-3 (pbk)ISBN: 978-0-415-83380-4 (hbk)ISBN: 978-1-315-76305-7 (ebk)ISBN: 9780415833806OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-111909DiVA: diva2:761811