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Vol 23 No 2 Feb/March 2018

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Governable Places

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ISBN13: 9781840147261
ISBN: 1840147261
Published: April 2001
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

This volume brings together the work of researchers in the field of governmentality studies and crime control. Specific chapters of the volume are written by criminologists and socio-legal scholars from Canada, the US, Britain, Australia and New Zealand. Individual chapters deal with key theoretical and methodological issues being addresses by researchers in the field, while also reporting the results of innovative theoretically-formed research on a range of substantive topics including: crime prevention; dangerousness; criminalization and gender; risk management and government of drug users; along with the government of youth, property relations, urban space and indigenous peoples.;Collectively, chapters reflect the range of theoretical approaches and substantive research topics that are being developed by socio-legal scholars and criminologists who are working in the wake of the critical postmodern tide that is entering law and criminology partly through the influence of Foucault.

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Introduction - the place of governance studies in law and criminology; governmentality and the problem of crime; crime control, governmentality and sovereignty; criminalization and gender - the changing governance of sexuality and gender violence in Hawaii; preventing crime - ""social"" versus ""community"" government in Aotearoa/New Zealand; governmentality, neo-liberalism and dangerousness; governing the young; consuming risks - harm minimization, risk management and the government of drug users; policing, postmodernism and transnationalization; beyond the law - the virtual reality of post-communist privatization; mapping urban space - governmentality and cartographic struggles in inner-city Vancouver; an intrusive and corrective government - political rationalities and the governance of plains aboriginals 1870-1890.