Privatising Justice

Privatising Justice The Security Industry and Crime Control

Paperback (06 Apr 2020) | English

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Synopsis

Privatising Justice takes a broad historical view of the role of the private sector in the British state, from private policing and mercenaries in the eighteenth century to the modern rise of the private security industry in armed conflict, policing and the penal system.

The development of the welfare state is seen as central to the decline of what the authors call 'old privatisation'. Its succession by neoliberalism has created the ground for the resurgence of the private sector. The growth of private military, policing and penal systems is located within the broader global changes brought about by neoliberalism and the dystopian future that it portends.

The book is a powerful petition for the reversal of the increasing privatisation of the state and the neoliberalism that underlies it.

About the Publisher

Pluto Press

Pluto Press

Pluto Press is one of the world’s leading radical publishers, specialising in progressive, critical perspectives in politics and the social sciences. Based in London, we have been active for over 40 years and independent since 1979. We have more than 800 titles in print by authors such as Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, John Pilger, Susan George, Ziauddin Sardar, Greg Palast, Eduardo Galeano and Vandana Shiva.

Book information

ISBN: 9780745399232
Publisher: Pluto Press
Imprint: Pluto Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 363.2890941
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 286g
Height: 135mm
Width: 216mm
Spine width: 18mm