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What is Governmentality

Encyclopedia of E-Health and Telemedicine
This concept is coming from Foucault as being a “particular rationality for governing the population which has become ubiquitous in modern societies” as defined by Villadsen (2011 , 125).
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Opportunities and Challenges for Electronic Health Record: Concepts, Costs, Benefits, and Regulation
Marc Jacquinet (Universidade Aberta, Portugal) and Henrique Curado (Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde do Porto, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Portugal)
Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9978-6.ch075
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Governmentality, Playbor, and Peak Performance: Critiques and Concerns of Health and Wellness Gamification
The process of organizing and shaping the behavior of individuals who are subject to powerful institutions (e.g., schools govern students’ behavior; corporations govern employees’ behavior).
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Homo Precarious: Lifelong Learning as Social Control
The ensemble formed by the institutions, procedures, analyses and reflections, the calculations and tactics that allow the exercise of this very specific albeit complex form of power, which has as its target populations, as its principal form of knowledge political economy, and as its essential technical means apparatuses of security.
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A Foucauldian Perspective on Using the Transparency Framework in Learning and Teaching (TILT)
Means the study of power that focuses on governing people’s conduct through positive means. Power is imposed via subtle and indirect methods, practices, procedures or through a network of institutions, to control the social conduct of individuals.
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Constructing the Internet Panoptic-Fortification: A Legal Study on China's Internet Regulatory Mechanism
The way in which the state exercises its power to control the population as a whole, while also governing individuals by guiding, shaping and channelling their conduct.
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