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The wedding of workfare and prisonfare in the 21st century: responses to critics and commentators<sup>1</sup>

Loïc Wacquant

in Criminalisation and advanced marginality

Published by Policy Press

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9781447300014
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9781447307587 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781447300014.003.0012
The wedding of workfare and prisonfare in the 21st century: responses to critics and commentators1

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Loic Wacquant responds to the various contributions earlier in the book reiterating the central aspects of his argument regarding the shift from punitive welfare, to workfare to prisonfare in the USA – a process he is also able to detect in aspects of European public policy. He also poses a question about a seeming lack of dialogue between social welfare policy researchers and criminologists given that disciplinary social welfare and the penalisation of insecurity are core aspects of the ‘neo-liberal turn’.

Keywords: Disciplinary welfare; Workfare; Prisonfare; Insecurity; punitiveness

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