L’emergenza sanitaria.
Spunti per una riflessione biopolitica a partire da Michel Foucault

Paolo Becchi54-66

Abstract: The Health Emergency. Ideas for a Biopolitical Reflection Starting With Michel Foucault

Starting from Michel Foucault’s biopolitical approach, the essay examines the present health emergency. Giorgio Agamben’s concept of “naked life” is also taken into consideration and it shows similarities and differences with respect to Foucault. The emergency is presented as a new technique of governance, thus it tends to become permanent. With it the social role of the medicine and of the law changes too.