An introduction to the investigations on biopolitics and governmentality (Abstract)

Studies developed internationally have demonstrated that the concepts of biopolitics and governmentality have become useful tools of analysis, particularly in the investigation about the constitutive aspects of our current government frameworks. Thoughts, ideas, reasoning, and strategies; plans and concrete actions implemented by various levels of government are examined in these studies. In these circumstances, by characterizing the different fields of inquiry that have been framed within these studies, we aim to make comprehensible the particularities posed by the notions of biopolitics and governmentality.