Security and Neoliberalism
Montechretien says: ‘Basically, nature can only give us being, but we get well-being (bien-être) from discipline and the arts.’ Discipline, which must be equal for all, important as it is for the good of the state as for all who live well and honestly within it, and the arts, which … are indispensable for providing us with — and I quote again — ‘the necessary, the useful, the proper, and the pleasant.’ So, it seems to me that the objective of police is everything from being well to well-being, everything that may produce this well-being beyond being, and in such a way that the well-being of individuals is the state’s strength.
KeywordsHuman Capital Civil Society Political Authority Governmental Practice Sovereign Power
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