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International Political Economy Series

Governance Beyond the Law

The Immoral, The Illegal, The Criminal

Editors: Polese, Abel, Russo, Alessandra, Strazzari, Francesco (Eds.)

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  • Sheds light on a multiform phenomenon which is unfolding on a global scale 
  • Challenges and complements the literature that draws on a “crime and justice” approach
  • Critically explores how development and governance produced through formal bodies are questioned, challenged and renegotiated through informal mechanisms and institutions
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This volume explores the continuous line from informal and unrecorded practices all the way up to illegal and criminal practices, performed and reproduced by both individuals and organisations. The authors classify them as alternative, subversive forms of governance performed by marginal (and often invisible) peripheral actors. The volume studies how the informal and the extra-legal unfold transnationally and, in particular, how and why they have been/are being progressively criminalized and integrated into the construction of global and local dangerhoods; how the above-mentioned phenomena are embedded into a post-liberal security order; and whether they shape new states of exception and generate moral panic whose ultimate function is regulatory, disciplinary and one of crafting practices of political ordering.

About the authors

Abel Polese is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for International Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction of Dublin City University, Ireland. 
Alessandra Russo is Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Centre Emile Durkheim, Sciences Po Bordeaux, France.
Francesco Strazzari is Associate Professor of International Relations at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy, and Adjunct Research Professor at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Norway. 

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Introduction: “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”: Transnational Perspectives on the Extralegal Field

    Polese, Abel (et al.)

    Pages 1-26

  • Conversations Bamakoises in Time of Crisis: Criminalisation of Everyday Life and State Formation in Mali

    Zanoletti, Giovanni

    Pages 29-47

  • The Criminalization of Informal Practices in the Danube Delta: How and Why

    Prelz Oltramonti, Giulia (et al.)

    Pages 49-65

  • Use of Language in Blurring the Lines Between Legality and Illegality

    Botoeva, Gulzat

    Pages 67-83

  • Mothers as Pot Legalizers: From Illegality to Morality in Medical Use of Cannabis in Latin America

    Rivera Vélez, Luis

    Pages 85-103

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-05039-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-05038-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Governance Beyond the Law
Book Subtitle
The Immoral, The Illegal, The Criminal
Editors
  • Abel Polese
  • Alessandra Russo
  • Francesco Strazzari
Series Title
International Political Economy Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05039-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05039-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-05038-2
Series ISSN
2662-2483
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 367
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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