• 1. Interestingly enough, this field of study called itself with the name of what it constituted as its object of study. It is an established habit in this field to differentiate both by capitalizing (IR) the name of the field of study.
  • 2. Michel Foucault, The Order of Discourse, in Michael Shapiro (ed.), Language and Politics (New York: New York University Press, 1984), pp. 108-138.
  • 3. Michel Foucault, The Birth of Biopolitics. Lectures at the College de France 1978-1979, transl. Graham Burtchell (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).
  • 4. Michel Foucault, The Archaeology ofKnowledge&The Discourse on Language, transl. Alan M. Sheridan Smith (New York: Pantheon Books, 1972).
  • 5. Biopolitics, Governmentality, (security) Dispositif Concepts for the study of the International? conference organized by Philippe Bonditti, Didier Bigo and Frederic Gros, CERI-Sciences Po, Paris, January 14 and 15, 2014. Program available online: and-the-international/
  • 6. It is not my intention here to suggest that each of these two groups constituted homogenous groups; indeed, quite the contrary, as I hope the present volume will show.
  • 7. Michel Foucault, “Entretien avec Roger-Pol Droit [1975],” Le Point, n°1659, July 1, 2004: 84. My translation. The ambiguity lies in the twofold conception of politics that silently underpins this statement: politics as struggles, as confrontation of forces on the one hand, as the continuous attempt to “push things through” which reminds, if not approximates the “laissez-faire laissez-passer” on the other.
  • 8. Foucault, “Entretien avec Roger-Pol Droit [1975]:” 91-92. My translation.
  • 9. Peter Osborne, “Modernity is a Qualitative, not a Chronological Concept,” New Left Review, 1/192, March-April 1992: 65-84; Mitchell, T., “The Stage of Modernity,” in Questions of Modernity (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2000), pp. 1-34; Stuart Hall, David Held, Don Hubert, Kenneth Thompson (eds.), Modernity: An Introduction to Modern Societies (Oxford: Open University, 1996).
  • 10. Alexandre Koyre, From the Closed world to the Infinite Universe (Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1957).
  • 11. Philippe Descola, Beyond Nature and Culture, transl. Janet Lloyd (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2013).
  • 12. David Harvey, The Condition ofPostmodernity: An Enquiry into the Origins of Cultural Change, (New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 1991).
  • 13. Zygmundt Bauman, Liquid Times (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2007).
  • 14. Bruno Latour, The Anthropocene and the Destruction of the Image of the Globe, Gifford Lectures; University of Edinburgh, February 25th, 2013, published in French under the title: “L’anthropocene et la destruction de l’image du monde,” in Emilie Hache (ed.), De l’Univers clos au monde infini (Paris: Editions Dehors, 2014), pp. 29-56.
  • 15. Deborah Danowski, Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, L’arret du monde, in Hache (ed.), De l’Univers clos au monde infini, pp. 221-339.
  • 16. R.B.J. Walker, After the Globe, Before the World (New York: Routledge, 2009).
  • 17. Michel Foucault, Security, Territory, Population, Lectures at the College de France 1977-78, transl. Graham Bruchell (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), p. 390.
  • 18. Foucault, Security, Territory, Population, p. 382.
  • 19. Foucault, Security, Territory, Population, pp. 382-383.
  • 20. Nicholas J. Kiersey, Doug Stokes, Jason R. Weidner, “Introduction,” in Foucault and International Relations. New Critical Engagements (Oxon, UK and New York, USA: Routledge, 2011), pp. xiii-xxi.
  • 21. See especially: James Der Derian, Michael Shapiro, International/ Intertextual Relations. Postmodern R.eadings of World Politics (New York: Lexington Books, 1989); Richard Ashley, R.B.J. Walker, “Speaking the Language of Exile: Dissident Thought in International Studies,” International Studies Quarterly 34(3): 259-268.
  • 22. Jens Bartelson, A Genealogy ofSovereignty (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995); R.B.J. Walker, Inside/Outside. International R.elations as Political Theory (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993).
  • 23. James Der Derian, On Diplomacy. A Genealogy of Western Estrangement (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1987).
  • 24. David Campbell, Writing Security. United States Foreign Policy and the Politics of Identity (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1998).
  • 25. Michael Dillon, Politics of Security. Towards a Political Philosophy of Continental Thought (London/New York: Routledge, 1996); Ronnie Lipschutz, On Security (New York: Columbia University Press, 1996).
  • 26. James Der Derian, “Critical Encounters in IR,” International Social Science Journal, 59(191), 2008: 69-73.
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