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Accounting and the Management of Power: Napoleon's Occupation of the Commune of Ferrara

Funnell, Warwick N., Maran, L, Bacci, E (2015) Accounting and the Management of Power: Napoleon's Occupation of the Commune of Ferrara. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 34 (Jan). pp. 60-78. ISSN 1045-2354. (doi:10.1016/j.cpa.2015.10.008) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This study, which is informed by Foucault’s concept of governmentality, identifies the systematic ties between political discourse, forms of rationality and technologies of government during the first period that Napoleon governed Ferrara in northern Italy (1796–99). The study identifies a decoupling between ‘political discourses, rhetoric and language’ and the use of ‘technologies of government’. The results enhance understanding of the translation of politics and power into a set of administrative tasks and calculative practices to secure power in modern public sector settings today. In the neo-liberal prescriptions for the modern State which demand a much diminished role and presence for the government in the lives of its citizens, societies, organizations and their management are tending to be more and more concerned with surveillance made operable through power.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.cpa.2015.10.008
Uncontrolled keywords: Napoleon; Italy; Governmentality; Accounting; Technologies; Discourses
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5351 Business
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Accounting and Finance
Depositing User: Warwick Funnell
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2016 09:54 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:40 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/56674 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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