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The barbarism of indifference: Sabotage, resistance and state−corporate crime

Lasslett, Kristian, Green, Penny and Stańczak, Dawid (2014) The barbarism of indifference: Sabotage, resistance and state−corporate crime. Theoretical Criminology, 19 (4). pp. 514-533. [Journal article]

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URL: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1362480614558866

DOI: 10.1177/1362480614558866


Increasingly, state crime scholarship frames criminality as a social property that attaches to particular illegitimate state practices through a mediated process of struggle from below. Building on this foundation, the following article presents a comparative study of two cases—using a range of primary materials—where sabotage was deployed by social movements to stigmatize, dramatically, illegitimate state–corporate conduct. In order to understand the symbolic and practical significance of this exchange, a theory of indifference will be developed. It will be argued that in the cases observed sabotage acted as a device which social movements could employ to impose a sense of consequence on organizational actors otherwise indifferent to, and alienated from, the significant harms their operations’ produced.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:corporate crime, ecocide, human rights, Marxism, resistance, sabotage, state– corporate crime, state crime, war crimes
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Social Work & Social Policy
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
ID Code:30606
Deposited By: Dr Kristian Lasslett
Deposited On:20 Nov 2014 23:44
Last Modified:25 Oct 2017 16:47

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