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Vol 22 No 3 March/April 2017

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Company Directors: Duties, Liabilities and Remedies

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Punitive States: Punishment and the Economy of Violence


ISBN13: 9781904385110
To be Published: July 2018
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £29.99
Hardback edition not yet published, ISBN13 9781904385912



Are there distinctive postmodern forms of punishment? Is the contemporary 'punitive' turn in the United States a sign of things to come in Europe? Is modern rationality at odds with violence, or the means to applying violence systematically?

Punitive States
links together these key contemporary debates in criminology, penology and social theory and offers an alternative analysis inspired by Georges Bataille and Rene Girard. The book concludes with three dramatic case studies that relate the foregoing arguments to contemporary cultural forms and political decisions.

Subjects:
Law and Economics
Contents:
Introduction.
Modernity, Violence and the Civilising Process.
Modernity Reconsidered and Condemned.
Reclaiming Modernity.
Rethinking Violence in Modernity.
The Case for a Postmodern Penality.
State Violence, Masculinity and the Flight from the Feminine.
A Honeymoon in Auschwitz.
Monstrous Doubles