Jessop, Bob (2005) Cultural political economy, the knowledge-based economy, and the state. In: The Technological Economy. Routledge, London, pp. 144-166. ISBN 0415336066Full text not available from this repository.
This chapter explores the interconnected roles of discourse and governance in constituting the knowledge-based economy in response to the alleged crisis of Atlantic Fordism. It interprets the globalizing knowledge-based economy (KBE) as an increasingly hegemonic meta-object of governance (and, indeed, meta-governance) that involves a complex, heterogeneous, and variable assemblage of social relations, which are articulated to a distinctive set of subjectivities and mediated through material objects and social institutions. It also traces the rise of the KBE as a provisional, partial, and unstable product of distinctive discourses and material practices. It should be emphasized at once that these claims do not imply that capitalism is always characterized by such hegemonic meta-objects of (meta-)governance nor that the latter have some predetermined lifespan (let alone a predetermined life-course) that coincides with some preordained logic of capital. Instead the approach developed here is precisely concerned with what I have elsewhere termed the â��contingent necessityâ�� of durable institutional orders and with what actor-network theorists have elsewhere described as the problem of how Leviathan (and, by extension, other institutional ensembles) get â��screwed downâ�� and actors are enrolled behind them (Jessop 1982; Callon and Latour 1981; Callon and Law 1982).
|Item Type:||Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Cultural political economy ; the knowledge-based economy ; state ; governance ; meta-governance|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology|
|Deposited By:||Professor Bob Jessop|
|Deposited On:||22 Jun 2006|
|Last Modified:||20 Jan 2016 14:41|
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