Crafting the neoliberal state – Workfare, prisonfare and social insecurity

Against the marginalised, the neoliberal state uses both traditional negligence – They are responsible for their fate thus no intervention is needed – and punishing discipline against this group, in cases even tangible, direct and brutal oppression.

The article is a modified and shortened version of the theoratical summary of the book of the author Loic Wacquant: Punishing the Poor: The Neoliberal Government of Social Insecurity. Durham, Duke University Press 2009.