Cosmology and practices of the European Union

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Abstract

This article experiments with a small number of theoretical notions deriving from Michel Foucault’s analytic of power. The European Union is presented as a strategic field of power relations between a number of regimes of practices. Interacting in that field will be the political regime, juridical regime, economic regime and security regime. Interaction is constituted by what Foucault calls the logic of strategy. The idea is to present the ongoing structural rearranging of the relations between the regimes as a process of perpetual transformation, something reminiscent of the Classical Chinese notion of the Dao. The article suggests that the type of knowledge implied by this notion amounts to a sort of political cosmology.
Original languageEnglish
Article number7
JournalNo Foundations: an Interdisciplinary Journal of Law and Justice
Issue number17
Pages (from-to)118-137
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoEC publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed