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Subject: Re: diplamatico-military techniques (birth of governmentality)
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2004 08:33:01 -0500

Though I'm not sure which "governmentality lectures" Kevin means (Are 
you thinkng of CdF '78 or '79, or of the Tanner lectures, or something 
entirely different?), I would think from Kevin's characterization that 
the diplomatico-military techniques are, at least in part, those 
described in Part III of Discipline and Punish.
On 07 Oct 2004, at 04:46, foucault-digest wrote:
> Date: Sun, 03 Oct 2004 13:12:49 +0100
> From: "Kevin Turner" <>
> Subject: birth of governmentality
> At the end of the governmentality lecture, Foucault note's (at least)
> three conditions of possibility for the birth of governmentality:
> Christian pastoral, police, and diplomatico-military techniques.
> It is possible to reconstruct the first two from essays, lectures, 
> etc.,
> presented elsewhere - so, my question is this: "does foucault talk 
> about
> the diplomatico-military model anywhere else?"
> Is what he is talking about, for example, similar to what he has said
> previously in <<Society Must be Defended>>: re: the state gaining a
> monopoly on war, and thus eradicates day-to-day warfare or "private 
> war"
>  from the social body; or, as Foucault himself put it, 'war was both
> centralised in practise and confined to the frontier' (Foucault, 2003
> #239: 49).


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