Partie ou chapitre de livre
The Fourth Age of Security
The Government of Life: Foucault, Biopolitics, and Neoliberalism
Forham University Press
17 - 28 p.
Security, Historical problematizations of security, Biopolitics
In this essay I discuss what I call the four ages of security. My reconstruction of the four great ages of security owes much to the work of Foucault, and I will address the idea of biopolitics through the lens of the fourth age of security. The four ages of security refer neither to social or political practices, nor to representations or mentalities. They stand for four great historical problematizations of security that Foucault marked out, but did not fully develop. For that matter, the concepts of “security” and “biopolitics” were never objects of any sustained conceptual elaboration on Foucault’s