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The Resource At the heart of the state : the moral world of institutions, Didier Fassin [and nine others] ; translated by Patrick Brown and Didier Fassin, (electronic resource)

At the heart of the state : the moral world of institutions, Didier Fassin [and nine others] ; translated by Patrick Brown and Didier Fassin, (electronic resource)

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At the heart of the state : the moral world of institutions
Title
At the heart of the state
Title remainder
the moral world of institutions
Statement of responsibility
Didier Fassin [and nine others] ; translated by Patrick Brown and Didier Fassin
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
The state is often regarded as an abstract and neutral bureaucratic entity. Against this common sense idea, At the Heart of the State argues that it is also a concrete and situated reality, embodied in the work of its agents and inscribed in the issues of its time. The result of a five-year investigation conducted by ten scholars, this book describes and analyses the police, the court system, the prison apparatus, the social services, and mental health facilities in France. Combining genealogy and ethnography, its authors show that these state institutions do not simply implement laws, rules and procedures: they mobilise values and affects, judgements and emotions. In other words, they reflect the morality of the state. Of immense interest to both social scientists and political theorists, this work will make an important contribution to the ever expanding literature on the contemporary state.--
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Fassin, Didier
Dewey number
320.101
LC call number
JA79
LC item number
.F3813 2015
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Brown, Patrick
Series statement
Anthropology, culture, and society
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  • Political ethics
  • Social ethics
  • Social policy
  • Political ethics
  • Social ethics
  • Social policy
  • Staat
  • Behörde
  • Sozialwissenschaften
  • Kulturanthropologie
  • Bürokratie
  • Moral
  • Morale politique
  • État
  • Services publics
  • Contrôle social
  • Politique publique
  • Normes sociales
  • Justice
  • Service social
  • Frankreich
Label
At the heart of the state : the moral world of institutions, Didier Fassin [and nine others] ; translated by Patrick Brown and Didier Fassin, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in French 2013 by Seuil."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-281) and index
Contents
Can states be moral? Preface to the English edition / Didier Fassin -- Introduction : Governing precarity / Didier Fassin -- The right to punish : assessing sentences in immediate appearance trials / Chowra Makaremi -- Justice for immigrants : the work of magistrates in deportation proceedings / Nicolas Fischer -- In search of truth : how asylum applications are adjudicated / Carolina Kobelinsky -- Maintaining order : the moral justifications for police practices / Didier Fassin -- Sanctioning behind bars : the humanization of retribution in prison / Fabrice Fernandez -- Assisting or controlling? When social workers become probation officers / Yasmine Bouagga -- Discipline and educate : contradictions within the juvenile justice system / Sébastien Roux -- Listening to suffering : the treatment of mental fragility at a home for adolescents / Isabelle Coutant and Jean-Sébastien Eideliman -- Profiling job seekers : the counseling of youths at an employment center / Sarah Mazouz
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001550513
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unknown
Edition
First English language edition.
Isbn
9780745335605
Lccn
2017470108
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001550513
Label
At the heart of the state : the moral world of institutions, Didier Fassin [and nine others] ; translated by Patrick Brown and Didier Fassin, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"Originally published in French 2013 by Seuil."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-281) and index
Contents
Can states be moral? Preface to the English edition / Didier Fassin -- Introduction : Governing precarity / Didier Fassin -- The right to punish : assessing sentences in immediate appearance trials / Chowra Makaremi -- Justice for immigrants : the work of magistrates in deportation proceedings / Nicolas Fischer -- In search of truth : how asylum applications are adjudicated / Carolina Kobelinsky -- Maintaining order : the moral justifications for police practices / Didier Fassin -- Sanctioning behind bars : the humanization of retribution in prison / Fabrice Fernandez -- Assisting or controlling? When social workers become probation officers / Yasmine Bouagga -- Discipline and educate : contradictions within the juvenile justice system / Sébastien Roux -- Listening to suffering : the treatment of mental fragility at a home for adolescents / Isabelle Coutant and Jean-Sébastien Eideliman -- Profiling job seekers : the counseling of youths at an employment center / Sarah Mazouz
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001550513
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First English language edition.
Isbn
9780745335605
Lccn
2017470108
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001550513

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