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Revista Polis e Psique

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SOLER, Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar y. About the rights of the governed in Michel Foucault. Rev. Polis Psique [online]. 2020, vol.10, n.3, pp. 98-113. ISSN 2238-152X.

This papper seeks to think of the governed rights in Michel Foucault as a critique of governmentality and biopolitics. At first, a brief exposition is presented about the possible correlations between a political history of governmentality and the conduction processes of behavior produced by reflected practices of government from Foucault. Secondly, we highlight the emergence of the biopolitics and modes of conduct of liberalism and neoliberalism, in the formation of what Foucault calls the modulation of typically economic modes of subjectivation. The third moment of the article is dedicated to thinking of the insurrections of the rights of the governed as strategies of resistance to the processes of governalization of life. Our concluding remarks point to the tensions of the insurrections of the ruled as a way of life contrary to the economic guidelines of governmentality and biopolitics, through what Foucault calls the spiritual politics of revolt.

Keywords : Governed rights; Michel Foucault; Biopolitics; Governmentality.

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