“… freedom is nothing but the correlative development of apparatuses of security.”
(Michel Foucault, Sécurité, Territoire, Population)
The Biopolitics of Security Network is a web-based multi-functional research platform and post-graduate teaching facility. It facilitates coordination of research initiatives and acts as forum for over seventy academics around the world working on the study of biopolitics and security. The network gathers data on the development of biopolitical security mechanisms including those especially concerned with biometrics and surveillance; governance through insurance; governance through contingency, resilience and risk; and changing theorisation on biopolitics in response to developments in population science, health, medicine and the life sciences. The network documents allied projects in the biopolitics of security, disseminates research findings through the web-platform, and consolidates an entrepreneurial group of intellectual academics working on these areas.