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Violent hypocrisy : governance and the night-time economy.

Hobbs, R. F. and Winlow, S. and Hadfield, P. and Lister, S. (2005) 'Violent hypocrisy : governance and the night-time economy.', European journal of criminology., 2 (2). pp. 161-183.


The development of alcohol-based night-time economies as part of government-sponsored post-industrial urban regeneration involves two interconnected political and economic processes. The first is the shift to a consumer economy, and the second is the movement within local governance from the provision of services towards a focus upon nurturing economic growth. The violence and disorder that have resulted from the huge expansion in these night-time economies have produced a crisis for state policing that has led, via licensing, to the expansion of commercially relevant control strategies. This paper, based upon extensive empirical research, discusses the hypocrisy that is inherent in the governance of liminal licence.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Bouncers, Governance, Night-time economy, Post-industrial, Violence.
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Record Created:27 Jan 2009
Last Modified:08 Apr 2009 16:33

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