POLS 7060X Biopolitics
30 hours plus conference; 3 credits
Investigation into the state?s role in fostering the safety and welfare of its population. Examination of technologies of power for governing the life, health, and death of populations. Exploration of the theories of biopolitics and governmentality and their application to particular institutions and discourses such as public health, immigration, surveillance, risk assessment, and security. Exposure to different forms of critical analysis.