Jorge Eliécer Martínez P.
Universidad de la Salle, Colombia


At the historical moment of the reason of State, police emerges as an apparatus of knowledge, power, body control, and regulating population phenomena. It is a historical move, where police’s main object is not economic production anymore, but biological and social environment, where normalization —in its juridical-social sense— is produced. In this paper I get back to Michel Foucault’s conceptualization, in this respect, in the historical-critical tracking the ways how relations between knowledge, power, and subject interact, allowing a specific production of subjectivity linked to the truth regime of liberalism’s governmental art, to the impact of the theory-produced truth, and, finally, to economic-capitalist practices.

Keywords: Neoliberalism, subjectivity, market, security company, biopolitics.