No Way Out: Crime, Punishment & the Capitalization of Power -- Video and Transcript

No Way Out: Crime, Punishment & the Capitalization of Power -- Video and Transcript
Nitzan, Jonathan. (2012). 12 November. (Lecture / Presentation; English).

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The United States is often hailed as the world’s largest ‘free market’. But this ‘free market’ is also the world’s largest penal colony. It holds over seven million adults – roughly five per cent of the labour force – in jail, in prison, on parole and on probation. Is this an anomaly, or does the ‘free market’ require massive state punishment? Why did the correctional population start to rise in the 1980s, together with the onset of neoliberalism? How is this increase related to the upward redistribution of income and the capitalization of power? Can soaring incarceration sustain the unprecedented power of dominant capital, or is there a reversal in the offing?

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Invitation to a seminar -- "No Way Out: Crime, Punishment & the Capitalization of Power"
Nitzan, Jonathan. (2012). Department of Political Science. York University. November. (Other; English).


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BN Law
BN State & Government
BN Cooperation & Collective Action
BN Civil Society
BN Power
BN Region - North America
BN Business Enterprise
BN Crisis
BN Production
BN Conflict & Violence
BN Distribution
BN Agency
BN Resistance
BN Capital & Accumulation
BN Class
BN Labour

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Jonathan Nitzan

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08 Dec 2012

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