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Governing through Crime in South Africa: The Politics of by Gail Super

By Gail Super

This e-book bargains with the ancient transition to democracy in South Africa and its influence upon crime and punishment. It examines how the matter of crime has emerged as an incredible factor to be ruled in post-apartheid South Africa. Having passed through a dramatic transition from authoritarianism to democracy, from a white minority to black majority govt, South Africa presents wealthy fabric at the function that political authority, and demanding situations to it, play within the building of crime and illegal activity. As such, the examine is set the socio-cultural and political value of crime and punishment within the context of a transformation of regime. The paintings makes use of the South African case learn to ascertain a question of wider curiosity, particularly the politics of punishment and race in neoliberalizing regimes. It presents fascinating and illuminating empirical fabric to the wider debate on crime regulate in post-welfare/neoliberalizing/post transition polities.

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