Biopolitics within business risk management
2010 (English)In: Sentient Creatures - Transforming biopolitics and life matters, 2010Conference paper (Refereed)
Animals have with accelerating discussions on climate change come to be presented as sentient creatures to be respected and protected and hence an item for company risk management. How does biopolitics optimize vitality as regards the cow, polar bear and chicken, through a large Swedish utility company? With governmentality theory (Foucault, 1997/2008), this article illustrates how these animals are politicized in the perimeter of carbon capture and storage technology, renewable energy and strategic communication. The mechanisms of business risk management are thus scrutinized regarding their production of links between governing and governed. The analysis shows how the animals are differently intertwined in power relations, which opens up for new possibilities to regulate life.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Social Sciences Sociology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-260347OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-260347DiVA: diva2:846881
Sentient Creatures - Transforming biopolitics and life matters, Oslo sept. 2010.