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Castles of Our Conscience: Social Control and the American State (Hardback)

William G. Staples

Edité par Polity Press, United Kingdom, 2002
ISBN 10: 0745606997 / ISBN 13: 9780745606996
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Titre : Castles of Our Conscience: Social Control ...

Éditeur : Polity Press, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2002

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. This book presents a new and distinctive analysis of the role of the modern state in the shaping of policies of social control. The author provides a theoretical understanding of the mechanisms of state policy making. Using this framework he offers an interpretation of the changing nature of the institutions of social control in the United States, from the opening of the 19th century to the present day. A distinctive feature of the author s approach is his critique of existing theories of the state. Developing a sophisticated account of the relation of the state and civil society, he offers a history of social control policies in the United States which combines analysis with historical narrative. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780745606996

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Synopsis : Castles of our Conscience presents a new and distinctive analysis of the role of the modern state in the shaping of policies of social control. Staples provides a theoretical framework for understanding the mechanisms of state policy?making and capacity. This framework supports an interpretation of the changing nature of institutions of social control in the United States from the beginning in the nineteenth century to the present day.

A distinctive feature of the author s approach is his critique of existing theories of the state as well as recent revisionist writing in social control. Both, he argues, have tended to either reduce the state to an instrument of class power or treat it in too structuralist a fashion. Developing a sophisticated account of the relationship between the state and civil society he provides a history of social control policies in the United States that balances analytical concerns with historical narrative.

This book will be of interest to students and professionals in sociology, politics and criminology.

Synopsis: This book presents a new and distinctive analysis of the role of the modern state in the shaping of policies of social control. The author provides a theoretical understanding of the mechanisms of state policy making. Using this framework he offers an interpretation of the changing nature of the institutions of social control in the United States, from the opening of the 19th century to the present day. A distinctive feature of the author's approach is his critique of existing theories of the state. Developing a sophisticated account of the relation of the state and civil society, he offers a history of social control policies in the United States which combines analysis with historical narrative.

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