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RONDON FILHO, Edson Benedito. Security, territory, population (Lectures at the College de France). Sociologias [online]. 2011, vol.13, n.28, pp. 370-380. ISSN 1517-4522. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-45222011000300013.
The work depicts the course of the same name delivered by Michel Foucault at the Collège de France (1977-1978), where the author has developed the genealogy of a political knowledge centered on the mechanisms that enable to control people. "The government of the self and others" are questioned along a historical course that resulted in a "reason of State", whose rationality entailed in the construction of sets of knowledge and technologies of power, necessary for the growth of State forces. In explaining the problems that the Polizeiwissenschaft should control, he defined the role of the police as a guarantor of internal order and as a technique for controlling people, invested with specific knowledge, and which constitutes, along with the security and the political economy, what Foucault called biopolitics.
Keywords : Bio-power; Security; Governmentality; Policy; Reason of State.