THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

The concept of political space in M. Foucault’s theory of power

2015. 4, pp. 141-144

Alasaniya K.Yu. - Ph.D. (Policy), Associate Professor, M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskiye Gory, GSP-1, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation,

The article examines a concept of political space represented in M. Foucault’s works. The article shows the significance of links connecting the concepts of political space and “power-knowledge” as well as peculiarities of these concepts in terms of placing them in the context of Foucault’s classification of societies in his political theory. The concepts of sovereignty societies, discipline societies and control societies are examined in this respect. The article pays special attention to the ideas of panopticon and “political architecture” as the most important ones in terms of Foucault’s concept of political space in his theory of power.

Key words: , , , , , , , , -, , , power, political space, panopticon, political architecture, discipline, control, disciplinary society, society of control, power-knowledge, power mechanism, power technique