Bal Sokhi-Bulley

Lecturer, School of Law, Queen's University Belfast.

Governmentality: Notes on the Thought of Michel Foucault

Key Concept The title of Foucault’s lecture series of 1977-78 Security, Territory, Population was poorly chosen; the series should, as he acknowledges, have been called ‘Governmentality’, since the concern of these lectures is with the overarching ‘problem of government’ – that is, ‘how to govern oneself, how to be governed, by whom should we accept…