Miks avalik juhtimine on kroonilises identiteedikriisis ja kuidas Michel Foucalt’ valitsemisemeelsus (governmentality eestikeelset kasutusvälja vaata siit) aitab sellest üle saada? Jungbu Kim seab äsja avaldatud artiklis ambitsiooniks:

Highlighting the state’s totalizing power with public bureaucracies and of their individualizing and dividing effects (Foucault, 1994c), this paper uncovers how the neglect of the state’s presence in PA has resulted in a dangerous severance with citizens who are restless toward alternative modes of self and life in this increasingly tumultuous and unpredictable world.

Miks see artikkel on oluline? Kui tekib kahtlus, et tegu on abstraktse teoreetilise arutlusega, siis võiks endalt näiteks küsida midagi sellist: kui tihti või kas üldse olen kuulnud mõnes Eesti avalikus organisatsioonis kedagi arutamas võimu küsimustest organisatsioonis?
Autor leiab muuhulgas:

To uncover how power is exercised in the relations involving public affairs, it adopts his understanding of power that, not being appropriated or exchanged, circulates through the numerous nodes of administrative encounters. The governmentality perspective may help PA scholars better anchor public administration in the broader context of the governmentalized governing of the state with a more trained focus on deeply entrenched but still transforming relations of power.

Kim, J. (2021). Rethinking public administration and the state: a Foucauldian governmentality perspective. International Review of Public Administration, 1-17.