"Over the last fifteen years, the analytical field of punishment and society has witnessed an increase of research developing the connection between economic processes and the evolution of penality from different standpoints, focusing particularly on the increase of rates of incarceration in relation to the transformations of neoliberal capitalism. Bringing together leading researchers from diverse geographical contexts, this book reframes the theoretical field of the political economy of punishment, analysing penality within the current economic situation and connecting contemporary penal changes with political and cultural processes. It challenges the traditional and common sense understanding of imprisonment as 'exclusion' and posits a more promising concept of imprisonment as a 'differential' or 'subordinate' form of 'inclusion'.This groundbreaking book will be a key text for scholars who are working in the field of punishment and society as well as reaching a broader audience within law, sociology, economics, criminology and criminal justice studies."--Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
chapter The political economy of punishment today An introduction / José A. Brandariz-García Dario Melossi Máximo Sozzo chapter 1 Between struggles and discipline Marx and Foucault on penality and the critique of political economy / Dario Melossi chapter 2 The renaissance of the political economy of punishment from a comparative perspective / Máximo Sozzo chapter 3 For and against the political economy of punishment Thoughts on Bourdieu and punishment / Ignacio González-Sánchez chapter 4 Do economic depressions reduce the use of fines? Revisiting Rusche and Kirchheimer's Punishment and Social Structure / Patricia Faraldo Cabana chapter 5 From one recession to another The lessons of a long-term political economy of punishment. The example of Belgium (1830-2014) / Charlotte Vanneste chapter 6 Political economy of punishment in Australia* / Hilde Tubex chapter 7 Punishment in a hybrid political economy The Italian case (1970-2010) / Zelia A. Gallo chapter 8 'A return to Gulags'? Explaining trends in post-Soviet prison rates / Gavin Slade chapter 9 Inclusion's dark side The political economy of irregular migration in Greece / Leonidas K. Cheliotis chapter 10 Reflections on Spanish policies of migration control A political economic reading on the punishment of migrants / José A. Brandariz-García.