The book edited by Anne Brunon Ernst Beyond Foucault: New Perspectives on Bentham’s Panopticon (details posted earlier on this blog) has been awarded ‘research-essential’ status by Baker & Taylor YBP Library Services.
In the introduction to Beyond Foucault Anne Brunon-Ernst includes a quote from Foucault:
Bentham is more important for the understanding of our society than Kant and Hegel
Here, in one beguiling phrase, one finds the many contradictions which cluster around Jeremy Bentham’s legacy in Michel Foucault’s work. Foucault’s statement goes to the very heart of the subject-matter of this volume of essays: what did Foucault understand of Bentham’s philosophy, and to what extent was he influenced by Bentham’s utilitarianism?
You can read the full introduction here.