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Risk, Uncertainty and Government
Risk, Uncertainty and Government. From Independence to Social Security. Enterprising Liberalism. Uncertainty, Liberalism and Contract. Risky Contracts: Gambling, Speculation and Insurance. Insurance,Expand
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Volatile and Contradictory Punishment
Criminologists have recognized that contemporary penal policy and practice are characterized by an unusual degree of incoherence and volatility. Garland (1996) sees this as evidence of the limits ofExpand
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Risk, power and crime prevention
This paper addresses the development of post-disciplinary ‘actuarial’ or risk-based technologies of power. Arguing against models which focus on icreased efficiency as an evolutionary criterion forExpand
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Governmentality, criticism, politics
The growth of the governmentality literature represents a significant development in current social theory. However, certain prominent and interlinked tendencies, which are associated with the placeExpand
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Resilient subjects: uncertainty, warfare and liberalism
Abstract While resilience has been recognized as a new strand in the government of security, little attention is paid its associated subjectivities and technologies of the self. One of the key sitesExpand
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Gender, Trust and Business: Women Drug Dealers in the Illicit Economy
The vast majority of research on drug dealers focuses on men, while most studies on women in the drug economy focus on subordinated drug users. We know very little about attributes or skills requiredExpand
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Pleasure, Freedom and Drugs
The article explores the ways in which discourses of pleasure are deployed strategically in official commentaries on drug and alcohol consumption. Pleasure as a warrantable motive for, or descriptorExpand
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Experiments in risk and criminal justice
Risk has not been regarded positively in most social theory and critical criminology, especially in the light of Beck's `risk society' thesis. This paper argues that such criticism is misplaced. RiskExpand
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