Managing Modernity: Politics and the Culture of Control

Managing Modernity: Politics and the Culture of Control

by Matt Matravers
     
 

In the last thirty years, the USA and the UK have witnessed a profound change in the way in which we think about and respond to crime and social control. Crime has become part of everyday life as, for many citizens, has imprisonment.

Managing Modernity brings together criminologists, social theorists, and philosophers to consider what explains these

Overview

In the last thirty years, the USA and the UK have witnessed a profound change in the way in which we think about and respond to crime and social control. Crime has become part of everyday life as, for many citizens, has imprisonment.

Managing Modernity brings together criminologists, social theorists, and philosophers to consider what explains these changes and what they tell us about ourselves and the way in which we live. The authors consider the pervasive, the obvious, and the covert ways in which crime and social order have come to structure social discourses and social life, from mass imprisonment to zero tolerance, to on-the-spot fines.

This volume was previously published as a special issue of the Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (CRISPP).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415568289
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/13/2009
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.45(d)

Meet the Author

Matt Matravers is Senior Lecturer in Political Philosophy, in the department of Politics, University of York; he is also Director of the Graduate School; Director of the MA in Political Research, and Acting Director MA's in Political Philosophy; and Director of Morrell Studies in Toleration programme.

His publications include Punishment and Political Theory (1999); Justice and Punishment: The Rationale of Coercion (2000), and Scanlon and Contractualism (2003).

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