What is state phobia? a sign of the crises of governmentality, a problem of the state, the question of the state.
It is of course necessary to do without a theory of the state because the state does not have an essence:
The state is not a universal nor in itself an autonomous source of power. The state is nothing but the effect, the profile, the mobile shape of a perpetual statification or statifications, in the sense of incessant transactions which modify, or move, or drastically change, or insidiously shift sources of finance, modes of investment, decision-making centers, forms and types of control, relationships between local powers, the central authority, and so on. In short, the state has no heart, as we well know, but not just in the sense that it has no feelings, either good or bad, but it has no heart in the sense that it has no interior. The state is nothing but the mobile effect of a regime of multiple governmentalities. That is why I propose to analyze, or rather to take up and test this anxiety about the state, this state phobia...
There's no need to name the author of this passage. It's obvious from the style and what is an author anyway? the author is dead. But surely we might be surprised by the psychoanalytic terminology--phobia and anxiety--a use of psychoanalytic terms at the juncture of a crisis of governmentality.
In psychoanalysis, the drives are nothing but a particular movement, a movement that is at the same time a kind of fixity and attachment.
The state lacks a heart. It lacks an interior. It's interior is missing, yet there is incessant movement. The movement that produces the state as an effect is a movement of multiplicities.
What about this movement gives rise to anxiety? What gives rise to state phobia?