Governance, Globalization and Public Policy

Governance, Globalization and Public Policy

Edited by Patricia Kennett

Governance, Globalization and Public Policy is concerned with exploring the nature of the policy arena in the context of globalization and the reconstitution of the state. The contributors to this book seek to broaden, extend and integrate theoretical, conceptual and substantive policy debates. The book begins by exploring the concepts and perspectives associated with globalization and governance, the relationship between them and the repercussions for public policy and the state. It also considers developments at the global and regional levels and the implications of the emergence of new regulatory regimes in the context of liberalization and privatization. The focus then turns to a broad range of substantive areas of public policy such as human rights, health and health care, housing markets, poverty, security and counter-terrorism.

Chapter 11: Globalization, Governance and the UK’s Domestic ‘War on Terror’

Christina Pantazis and Simon Pemberton

Subjects: politics and public policy, public policy, regulation and governance, social policy and sociology, comparative social policy


Christina Pantazis and Simon Pemberton INTRODUCTION In recent years there has been a slow, but increasing, acknowledgement that the twin issues of globalization and governance are manifestly related to the production of crime and developments within criminal justice (see Barak, 2001; Nelken, 2004). Globalization is perceived as fomenting conditions which facilitate the proliferation and development of new forms of crime, particularly those occurring across international boundaries and requiring global or cross-border interventions. Thus, there is now an emerging body of literature on illegal migration (Friman, 2004), human trafficking (Fukuda-Parr, 2003; Pratt, 2004), state–corporate crime (Whyte, 2003), state crime (Green and Ward, 2004), social harms (Tombs and Hillyard, 2004; Gilbert and Russell, 2002) and terrorism (Hess, 2003). The increasing global governance of criminal justice is also gaining significant attention from academics. Some are focusing on comparative criminal justice systems emphasizing similar and contrasting models across different jurisdictions (Pakes, 2003; Cavadino and Dignan, 2006). Others are examining the multilayered nature of criminal justice policymaking, highlighting the tensions between nation states and regional structures of governance (Edwards and Hughes, 2005). A growing number of academics have begun analysing the transfer of policies and practices in criminal justice (Nellis, 2000; Jones and Newburn, 2002; Newburn, 2002; Jones and Newburn, 2006), the global travel of crime policies (Karstedt, 2002; Sparks and Newburn, 2002), and policy convergence and crime control (Jones and Newburn, 2002; Pakes, 2003; Muncie, 2005). The growing awareness of ‘policy transfer’ in the academic literature has been encouraged by...

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