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The project of interpreting contemporary forms of punishment means exploring the social, political, economic, and historical conditions in the society in which those forms arise. The SAGE Handbook of Punishment and Society draws together this disparate and expansive field of punishment and society into one compelling new volume.

Punishment, (Neo)Liberalism and Social Democracy
Punishment, (neo)liberalism and social democracy

Introducing this volume, Simon and Sparks argue that a key feature of punishment and society scholarship is to ‘distance punishment from the legal and moral apparatus which normally encapsulates it, and instead view the discourses and practices of punishment in relation to a myriad of other institutions and social ...

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