Kailemia, MLW (2016) 'Negative externality': The violence of capital and language. European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice. (In Press)

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Abstract

This article explores the 'normalized' forms of violence (Objective and Symbolic) which lurk beneath the 'subjective' form of violence- which Zizek (2011) has defined as violence with an identifiable agent (from terrorism to street demonstrations to so-called ethnic conflicts). Combining recent arguments- from the works of green/cultural criminologists (for example, Ruggiero, 2013; Ruggierro and South, 2013), and political economists (Zizek, 2009; 2011; 2014; Harvey, 2011; Varoufakis, 2013; Lazzarato, 2011)- we explore the violence inherent in late modernity's 'governance through debt and fear', showing how post-political bio-politics (Zizek, 2014) constructs the 'other' as a site of administration (through debt, incarceration, sanctions etc.) such that emergent 'insider' and 'outsiders' positionalities determine whom justice is owed, and whom 'harm' is 'externalized'- that is discounted as a necessary condition of international order maintenance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Violence, Capital, Neoliberalism, Externality, Language, Europe, International Criminal Court, International Criminal Justice
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Science and Public Policy
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2016 11:05
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2019 12:21
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/1902

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