Accounting and the Management of Power: Napoleon's Occupation of the Commune of Ferrara (1796-1799)

Maran, L, Bracci, E and Funnell, W 2018, 'Accounting and the Management of Power: Napoleon's Occupation of the Commune of Ferrara (1796-1799)' in Michele Bigoni and Warwick Funnell (ed.) The Italian and Iberian Influence in Accounting History, Taylor and Francis, United States, pp. 117-137.


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Title Accounting and the Management of Power: Napoleon's Occupation of the Commune of Ferrara (1796-1799)
Author(s) Maran, L
Bracci, E
Funnell, W
Year 2018
Title of book The Italian and Iberian Influence in Accounting History
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Place of publication United States
Editor(s) Michele Bigoni and Warwick Funnell
Start page 117
End page 137
Subjects Accounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified
Summary This study, which is informed by Foucault's concept of governmentality, identifies the systematic ties between political discourse, forms of rationality and technologies of government during the first period that Napoleon governed Ferrara in northern Italy (1796-99). The study identifies a decoupling between 'political discourses, rhetoric and language' and the use of 'technologies of government'. The results enhance understanding of the translation of politics and power into a set of administrative tasks and calculative practices to secure power in modern public sector settings today. In the neo-liberal prescriptions for the modern State which demand a much diminished role and presence for the government in the lives of its citizens, societies, organizations and their management are tending to be more and more concerned with surveillance made operable through power.
Copyright notice © 2018 Taylor and Francis
Keyword(s) Napoleon
Italy
Governmentality
Accounting
Technologies
Discourses
ISBN 9781138048478
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