This article examines the «urban question» in modernity, reading Foucault's studies on governmentality. The hypothesis considers that Police is not only the foundation of the modern city, but also of the proliferation of knowledges and techniques that project and construct a social and spatial order, which pursues in parallel the «happiness» of citizens and the «increase of power» of the State. The aim is to show that the close link of «police» and «social knowledge» in the government of the population constitutes the accelerator of the erosion of the political sense of the city, defined by the citizen conflict.
|Translated title of the contribution||The 'urban question': Notes to a diagram of the relation government and police on Michel Foucault|
|Number of pages||19|
|State||Published - 2017|