The Lessons of a Long-Term Political Economy of Punishment

Vanneste, Charlotte, From One Recession to Another: The Lessons of a Long-Term Political Economy of Punishment. The Example of Belgium (1830-2014), The Political Economy of Punishment Today. Visions, Debates and Challenges, edited by Dario Melossi, Máximo Sozzo, José A Brandariz García, London, Routledge, 2018.

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.

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