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dc.contributor.authorFougner, T.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T10:06:52Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T10:06:52Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.issn0305-8298
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/22946
dc.description.abstractThis article engages in a critical analysis of two of the most influential contemporary economic publications - namely, the competitiveness reports published annually by the World Economic Forum and the International Institute for Management Development. Drawing on Michel Foucault's work on governmentality, it emphasises the governmental work that these reports do in relation to ongoing efforts aimed at governing states in a neoliberal fashion. In and through competitiveness indexing and country benchmarking, they are argued to contribute not only to constitute states as flexible market subjects, but also to guide their 'rational' conduct thus constituted. Acknowledging that there is nothing natural or given about states striving to improve their 'national competitiveness', the article concludes with some broader reflections on the future prospects for neoliberal governance of states.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleMillennium : Journal of International Studiesen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0305829808097642en_US
dc.subjectCompetitiveness reportsen_US
dc.subjectGlobal governmentalityen_US
dc.subjectNeoliberal governanceen_US
dc.titleNeoliberal governance of states: the role of competitiveness indexing and country benchmarkingen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of International Relations
dc.citation.spage303en_US
dc.citation.epage326en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber37en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber2en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0305829808097642en_US
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd.en_US


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