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Professor Nikolas Rose

Nikolas Rose (Advisory Committee) is Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and was previously Head of the Goldsmiths Centre for Urban and Community Research and Director of a major evaluation of urban regeneration in South East London. He is managing editor of Economy and Society, and a co-ordinator of the History of the Present Research Network, an international network of researchers whose work has been influenced by the writings of Michel Foucault. He is the author of The Psychological Complex (Routledge, 1985), Governing the Soul (Routledge, 1989) and Inventing Our Selves (Cambridge University Press, 1996) and co-editor of The Power of Psychiatry (Polity, 1986) and Foucault and Political Reason (UCL Press, 1996). He has published widely on conceptions of governmentality and changing rationalities and techniques of political power, now the subject of his forthcoming book Powers of Freedom: Reframing Political Thought (Cambridge University Press, 1999). He is currently researching the history of empirical social thought and writing a history of twentieth century biological and genetic psychiatry. He is particularly interested in the relations between the development of electronic, digital and information technologies, changing techniques of government and regulation, and mutations in individual and collective subjectivities.

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