By Bernard E. Harcourt, Daniele Lorenzini, and Jesús R. Velasco

Michel Foucault, Naissance de la biopolitique. Cours au Collège de France. 1978-1979, ed. Michel Senellart (Paris: Gallimard/Le Seuil, 2003)

________________, Birth of Biopolitics: Lectures at the Collège de France (1978-1979), trans. Graham Burchel (New York: Palgrave, 2007)

Critical Conversations

Gary S. Becker, François Ewald, and Bernard E. Harcourt, “‘Becker on Ewald on Foucault on Becker’: American Neoliberalism and Michel Foucault’s 1979 Birth of Biopolitics Lectures,” Carceral Notebooks Volume 7 (May 9, 2012); also available at SSRN

Gary S. Becker, François Ewald, and Bernard E. Harcourt, “Becker and Foucault on Crime and Punishment,” Carceral Notebooks Volume 9 (May 15, 2013); also available at SSRN

Andrew Dilts, “From ‘Entrepreneur of the Self’ to ‘Care of the Self’: Neo-liberal Governmentality and Foucault’s Ethics,” Foucault Studies no. 12 (October 2011)

See generally essays collected in “Discipline, Security, and Beyond: Rethinking Michel Foucault’s 1978 & 1979 Collège de France Lectures,” Carceral Notebooks, Volume 4, 2008.

Book Reviews

Terry Flew, “Michel Foucault’s The Birth of Biopolitics and contemporary neo-liberalism debates”, Thesis Eleven, vol. 108 (2012), no. 1, pp. 44-65

M. Gane, Theory, Culture and Society 25 (7-8):353-363 (2008)

Marius Gudmand-Høyer & Thomas Lopdrup HjorthFoucault Studies 7:99-130 (2009)

Thomas Lemke, “’The birth of bio-politics’: Michel Foucault’s lecture at the Collège de France on neo-liberal governmentality”, Economy and Society, vol. 30 (2001), no. 2, pp. 190-207 ()

Samuel Mansell, “Liberalism and the governance of populations”, Ephemera. Theory & Politics in Organization

John McSweeney, “Review of The Birth of Biopolitics. Lectures at the College de France, 1978-1979”, Metapsychology. Online Reviews, vol. 14 (2010), no. 27