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Symposion

Volume 2, Issue 1, 2015

Val Codrin Tăut
Pages 19-31

Conversio ad phantasmata
Gouvernement, sécurité et imagination

This article investigates the technical rationalities of modern forms of government. Conceived in a Foucauldian vein, the paper argues for an interpretation of security dispositifs which sustain the structures of modern government. The main argument developed in the article is that there is a difference between two securities diagrams: the preventive and the anticipatory. The first one is using rational devices like the actuarial table while the second is aiming to instrumentalise the imagination.

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