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Law, Order, and Neoliberalism

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Vol. 28, No. 3 (2001)

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 U.S. 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.

ISSN: 1043-1578. Published quarterly by Social Justice, P.O. Box 40601, San Francisco, CA 94140.

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Editors' Comment


Issue Overview

Philomena Mariani


Limitation of War and the Pursuit of Justice

Gregory Shank

America's Jihad: A History of Origins

Christian Parenti

Violence, Inequality, and the "Civilized" World

Ed McCaughan

Pledging Allegiance: The Revival of Prescriptive Patriotism

Cecilia O'Leary and Tony Platt

Terrorism and Structural Violence

Esther Madriz


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

Cindi Katz

Side by Side: Neoliberalism and Crime Control in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Diana R. Gordon

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

Neil Smith

Bowling Alone, Policing Together

Eric Klinenberg

The Advent of the Penal State Is Not a Destiny

Loïc Wacquant

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

Vivien Stern

Crimes Against Capital: Discovering Theft of Time

Laureen Snider

License to Loot: A Critique of Follow-the-Money Methods in Crime Control Policy

R.T. Naylor