Join us for an online book launch with authors Dr Wendy Fitzgibbon (University of Leicester) and Professor John Lea (Goldsmiths).
Join us for a virtual book launch with the authors of 'Privatising Justice'. Wendy and John will introduce the book, followed by commentary from Professor Sandra Walklate (University of Liverpool), and Professor Dean Wilson (University of Sussex).
About the book:
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.
Note: Staff and students at Goldsmiths can access the book online through Goldsmiths' library.
Read more about the book
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|28 May 2020
3:00pm - 4:15pm
This event will be live via zoom.
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