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Crimmigration Policies and the Great Recession: Analysis of the Spanish Case

  • José Ángel Brandariz GarcíaEmail author
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Abstract

Crimmigration policies, in Spain and elsewhere, have shown a complex interplay between neoliberal and sovereign rationales of control throughout the first decade of the twenty-first century.

However, the analysis of this domain of penal control should be revised in the context of the Great Recession. Indeed, in the Spanish case, crimmigration policies have incorporated a set of innovations in recent years. Some of them, such as the readjustment of the deportation system, can be understood from a neoliberal perspective. Others, such as changes in policing, have a more hybrid profile, in which neoliberal features encounter sovereign and neoconservative trends. Therefore, the context of the Great Recession requires a new analysis of the hybridization between neoliberal and sovereign devices of control in the area of crimmigration policies.

Keywords

Criminal control Crimmigration policies Great Recession Irregular migrants Neoliberalism Sovereignty 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of A CoruñaA CoruñaSpain

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