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... and stability. Despite this, it doesn’t matter who is in control of the Panopticon, but at the same time, it does matter. It doesn’t matter who is in control of the Panopticon, because it will work regardless. People will abide by the rules, and do whatever is considered “normal.” However, it does matter who is in control because the person in control dictates how people are going to act, or decide what is “normal.”. Because of this, a Panopticon can be used for destructive purposes if the power is in the wrong hands, as shown in the Nazi Germany example. Ultimately, it all depends on whether or not those in power have the best intentions for their people, their institution, and for society.
Foucault, Michel. "Panopticism." Ways of Reading: An Anthropology for Writers.
9th ed. Boston, New York: Bedford St. Martin's, 2011. 282-309. Print.
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