4    The security of governance

Michael Dillon

In a previous lecture on apparatuses of security, I tried to explain the emergence of a set of problems specific to the issue of population, and on closer inspection it turned out that we would also need to take into account the problematic of government. In short one needed to analyse the series: security, population, government.

(Foucault 1991: 87)

How is it that the peace of liberal governance is so suffused with the logics of war? What distinguishing features do those logics of war display? How is it that self-regulating freedoms of governance are so intimately correlated with systems of surveillance? How is it that such freedoms require extensive apparatuses of security? ...

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