Michel Foucault, acknowledged as the pre-eminent philosopher of France in the 1970s and 1980s, continues to have enormous impact throughout the world in many disciplines. Arnold I. Davidson, Series Editor, is the Robert O. Anderson Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago, USA, and Professor of the Philosophy of Cultures at the Universita Ca'Foscari, Venice. He is co-editor of the volume Michel Foucault: Philosophie. Graham Burchell is a translator. As well as translating Foucault's lectures at the College de France he has written essays on Foucault's work and was an editor of and contributor to the influential volume The Foucault Effect. Studies in Governmentality.