Power in legal education : a (new) critical and analytical approach

Ball, Matthew J. (2012) Power in legal education : a (new) critical and analytical approach. QUT Law and Justice Journal, 12(1), pp. 157-177.

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This article explores power within legal education scholarship. It suggests that power relations are not effectively reflected on within this scholarship, and it provokes legal educators to consider power more explicitly and effectively. It then outlines in-depth a conceptual and methodological approach based on Michel Foucault’s concept of ‘governmentality’ to assist in such an analysis. By detailing the conceptual moves required in order to research power in legal education more effectively, this article seeks to stimulate new reflection and thought about the practice and scholarship of legal education, and allow for political interventions to become more ethically sensitive and potentially more effective.

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ID Code: 50093
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: legal education, power, analytical method, governmentality, Foucault, HERN
ISSN: 1445-6249
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Criminology not elsewhere classified (160299)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > OTHER LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (189900)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 QUT
Deposited On: 03 May 2012 23:34
Last Modified: 16 May 2012 02:44

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