Law, Order, and Neoliberalism, Vol. 28: 3, 2001



Philomena Mariani, ed.

This issue on the antiterrorist state and articles solicited before September 11 in which contributors explore the relationship between neoliberalism and models of criminal justice, the political and ideological factors driving criminal justice policy in the United States, and the willingness of other countries to follow the United States in adopting the most punitive forms of social control. Responding to the purported urgency of crime control and the public’s demand for security at any cost, the prison-industrial complex was massively expanded, punishments became increasingly harsh, policing practices brutal and corrupt, and defendants’ rights eroded. Meanwhile, retreating from every social obligation save the selective enforcement of order, the neoliberal state polices the street and the workplace–rather than Wall Street and the boardroom, where the real explosion in crime has occurred.

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Editors, Editors’ Comment [Free Download]

Philomena Mariani, Issue Overview: Law, Order, and Neoliberalism [Free Download]

Gregory Shank, Limitation of War and the Pursuit of Justice

Christian Parenti, America’s Jihad: A History of Origins

Ed McCaughan, Violence, Inequality, and the ‘Civilized’ World

Cecilia O’Leary and Tony Platt, Pledging Allegiance: The Revival of Prescriptive Patriotism

Esther Madriz, Terrorism and Structural Violence

Cindi Katz, The State Goes Home: Local Hypervigilance of Children and the Global Retreat from Social Reproduction

Diana R. Gordon, Side by Side: Neoliberalism and Crime Control in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Neil Smith, Global Social Cleansing: Postliberal Revanchism and the Export of Zero Tolerance

Eric Klinenberg, Bowling Alone, Policing Together

Loïc Wacquant, The Advent of the Penal State Is Not a Destiny

Vivien Stern, An Alternative Vision: Criminal Justice Developments in Non-Western Countries

Laureen Snider, Crimes Against Capital: Discovering Theft of Time

R.T. Naylor, License to Loot: A Critique of Follow-the-Money Methods in Crime Control Policy

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