Governance and Discipline

Our social, cultural, economic and political worlds do not occur beyond of processes of power – particularly forms of governance and regimes of discipline.   Our research focuses on the workings of governance and the acts of disciplining in a range of examples, including the ways in which particular social groups or minorities are subject to political and societal governance and disciplinary actions related to their mobilities, behaviours and identities. We are further interested in how governance is enacted spatially over different kinds of territories – including, the land, seas and skies. Within this theme we explore how techniques for governing individuals, communities and spaces shifts, underneath evolving political environments. Examples include:

  • The disciplinary regimes governing carceral subjects and carceral mobilities (Turner; Peters)
  • Governing UK and EU internal/external borders and mobility regimes - refugees (Isakjee), Polish/EU nationals (Burrell)
  • Governance and securitisation of Muslim identities and communities in the UK (Isakjee)
  • Biopower, border imperialism and the regulation of migrant workers in the US and Caribbean (Gahman)
  • The biopolitics of fat in relation to anti-obesity policy (Evans)
  • Planetary and extra-planetary governance of earth, air and oceans (Peters)
  • Low Carbon governance (North)