Iroquois people occasionally fought the Lenape. Surviving Lenape moved west into the upper Ohio River basin.
To think militant subjectivity, however, we need a clear view of what militancy is up against. At the time, I noted, following Harvey, that when faced with a decision between 'fostering' a 'good business' or 'good investment' climate and labor or environmental concerns, neoliberal governance chooses in favor of business and investment.
Not that on all levels these decisions are specifically made with class motives behind them. Rather neoliberal political economy is structured to coerce competition between cities, regions, countries; so while not all decisions need exhibit class motive often at the local levels they are made to preserve a collapsing set of social relationshipsthe structure does.
The question that I left unanswered at the time is how governments deal with the fragmentation of social solidarity and the collapse of the social safety net created by the welfare state.
First published in in France, the book was meant as intervention against the growing 'Washington Consensus' of neoliberalism and, in terms of crime, of 'zero tolerance.
The first part of the book analyzes how conservative think tanks such as the Manhattan Institute captured the "common sense" account of penalization. Far from being an obvious way to deal with poverty, Wacquant shows how a small set of well-connected figures pushed scrapping the welfare state and 'get tough' penalization figures including Charles Murray, who also co-authored the notorious The Bell Curve, George Kelling, and James Q.
I can't retrace the whole network, but the purpose of a think tank's 'intellectual' output is to dress up the varying aspects of the neoliberal class project with pseudo-academic accoutrements.
Whether it is 'zero tolerance' or the 'broken window theory' which holds that fighting "small visible disorders But here's the connection: Wacquant follows these misguided 'theories' as they are implemented from New York City with much fanfareto the UK, and finally to Continental Europe.
What he shows is that, whether they work or not and there's little proof that they dothey are accepted by politicians and other opportunists who seek to project and image of being tough on crime, while increasing security and surveillance measures on suspect populations. You're probably wondering what kind of proof Wacquant has to challenge such entrenched and well-funded 'common sense.
The number of arrests effected by the forces of order diminished steadily by 15 percent during those three years in San Diego, whereas it increased by 24 percent in New York City The results of this comparison are hardly an aberration.
Wacquant spends the latter half of the book showing how the prison population quadrupled 10; during a period in which rates of violent crime remained flat and even declined see How did this happen?
Wacquant identifies three causal series: Each of these factors has contributed to the turn to hyper-incarceration; the apparatus holding it all together is, of course, the war on drugs.
With this in mind, I will constrain myself to three more comments on the wide range of material covered in Prisons of Poverty. First, it is easy to see how the so-called war on drugs figures into the push for hyper-incarceration. Dealing drugs, for the neoliberal ideologues, falls afoul of their incorrect stress on moral behavior as the root of criminality, and reinforces the threat posed by illegal substances, although this ultimately confuses two problems: I don't want to suggest that either problem is necessarily about morality, but it is very clear from the side of the sale of illegal substances that many people enter into the trade as part of the informal economy because it pays better than the precarious work available to marginalized members of society.
Wacquant argues that the war on drugs patrols this informal economy. Second, the steep rise in prison populations deflates the official unemployment rate: Which leads to my third remark: Wacquant argues that the tough on crime ideology does not correspond to any crisis in criminality, but rather responds to the attempt to control socially and economically marginalized populations.
The Neoliberal Government of Social Insecurity by analyzing the transformations of both welfare and criminal justice "not just as a consequence of neoliberalism [as argued in Prisons of Poverty] but an integral component of the neoliberal state itself" I would not think that Prisons of Poverty could be so easily superseded-- not only because Wacquant has made an effort to produce an English language version of the original book, but also because it presents a sharp rebuttal to the punitive turn in so-called criminal justice.
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