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Béatrice Hibou answers our questions on political domination, a concept she scrutinizes in her book, The Political Anatomy of Domination, published in the Sciences Po series in International Relations and Political Economy with Palgrave Macmillan, in April 2017.
Where does the title “political anatomy” come from?
The title of my book is evidently a tribute to Michel Foucault who offered a “political anatomy of details” in his book Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison. It is also a tribute to Karl Marx whom Foucault cited as a reference as well, and who worked on an “anatomy of capital.” Among other references, these two authors have inspired me to attempt a political anatomy of domination in authoritarian states, based on economic practices: I try to show how the most banal economic dispositifs and practices as well as everyday economic life pertain to domination mechanisms. In other words, I consider the economic arena as a place of power, a non-autonomous field, a site where power struggles and games of power and domination can be analyzed in their everyday workings to bring out the multiplicity of dimensions and rationalities.
Stéphane A. Dudoignon is the author of a book published in the CERI series in Comparative Politics and International Studies with Hurst & Co and Oxford University Press, entitled The Baluch, Sunnism and the State in Iran. From Tribal to Global. The historian gives us some keys for the understanding of Baluchistan and its distinctive characteristics. Interview.
While working on the politicisation of Islam on the former Soviet realm, I was brought to follow in the footsteps of Central Asian students of religion who had attended in their hundreds Sunni madrasas of easternmost Iran, after the end of the civil war of Tajikistan in 1997...
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