Marc Schuilenburg addresses the issue of governance as an essential aspect of the philosophy of social engineer- ing. Via the insights and concepts of Foucault and Deleuze he goes in search of a more adequate under-
standing of the link between social reality and govern- ance. Discussion on this should no longer be fixated on the dichotomy between private and public, says Schuilenburg. Society, after all, is not an immutable, static quantity; it has a fluid char- acter that requires thinking in terms of surveillance ‘assemblages’.