First published in 1999, this volume brings together for the first time the work of leading researchers in the new field of governmentality studies and crime control. Specific chapters of the volume are written by leading internationally-recognized criminologists and socio-legal scholars from Canada, the U.S., Britain, Australia and New Zealand. Individual chapters deal with key theoretical and methodological issues now being addressed by researchers in the field, while also reporting the results of innovative theoretically-informed research on a range of substantive topics including: crime prevention: dangerousness: criminalisation 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 new 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.
1. Introduction: The Place of Governance Studies in Law and Criminology. Russell Smandych. 2. ‘Governmentality’ and the Problem of Crime. David Garland. 3. Crime Control, Governmentality and Sovereignty. Kevin Stenson. 4. Criminalization and Gender: The Changing Governance of Sexuality and Gender Violence in Hawai’i. Sally Engle Merry. 5. Preventing Crime: ‘Social’ versus ‘Community’ Governance in Aotearoa/New Zealand. George Pavlich. 6. Governmentality, Neo-Liberalism and Dangerousness. John Pratt. 7. Governing the Young. Richard V. Ericson and Kevin D. Haggerty. 8. Consuming Risks: Harm Minimization and the Government of ‘Drug-Users’. Pat O’Malley. 9. Policy, Postmodernism and Transnationalization. J.W.E. Sheptycki. 10. Beyond the Law: The Virtual Reality of Post-Communist Privatization. Maria Loś. 11. Mapping Urban Space: Governmentality and Cartographic Struggles in Inner City Vancouver. Nick Blomley and Jeff Sommers. 12. An Intrusive and Corrective Government: Political Rationalities and the Governance of Plains Aboriginals 1870-90. Bryan Hogeveen.
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