Re-thinking the Political Economy of Punishment : Perspectives on Post-Fordism and Penal Politics, Hardback Book

Re-thinking the Political Economy of Punishment : Perspectives on Post-Fordism and Penal Politics Hardback

Part of the New Advances in Crime and Social Harm series

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The political economy of punishment suggests that the evolution of punitive systems should be connected to the transformations of capitalist economies: in this respect, each 'mode of production' knows its peculiar 'modes of punishment'.

However, global processes of transformation have revolutionized industrial capitalism since the early 1970s, thus configuring a post-Fordist system of production.

In this book, the author investigates the emergence of a new flexible labour force in contemporary Western societies.

Current penal politics can be seen as part of a broader project to control this labour force, with far-reaching effects on the role of the prison and punitive strategies in general.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Penology & punishment
  • ISBN: 9780754626107

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