Globalisation and US prison growth: from military Keynesianism to post-Keynesian militarism

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Date: Oct. 1998
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd. (UK)
Document Type: Article
Length: 7,869 words

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The expansion of prisons in California is best understood in the context of globalization. Prison expansion represents a geographical solution to social and economic problems, reflecting complexities and contradictions of globalization. The year 1968 can be seen as a turning point from the military Keynesian of the welfare state based on wartime profits to post-Keynesian militarism reflected in the moral panic of 'law and order' proponents and the consequent growth of prison populationss.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A53461735