Time banking som ledelsesteknologi

Maja Steensberg, Nadia Holm Nielsen & Søren Tolshave Thomsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project examines how the English time banks Timber Wharf, Echo and Fair Shares affect their members and local environments. Based on Nikolas Rose’s theory on governmentality it is discussed, whether the time banks, understood as political actors, are challenging or reproducing neo-liberal governance. It is concluded that the way the time banks facilitates the concept of timebanking differs greatly. These different conducts are shaping the way in which the time banks are used by their members and equally shaping the time banks operate as political actors. Furthermore it is concluded that Timber Wharf and Echo, due to their focus on businesses and a lack of social inclusion, sometimes end up reproducing neo-liberal governance. Fair Shares is facilitated in such a manner that it, as a political operator, is able to create a community in which neo-liberal values are being challenged.

UddannelserKultur- og Sprogmødestudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato16 jan. 2014
VejledereIda Meisling


  • governmentality
  • Time banking
  • Alternative currencies
  • Neoliberalism
  • Nikolas Rose