Utopian action and participatory disputes

Ruggiero, Vincenzo (2014) Utopian action and participatory disputes. Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict & World Order, 41 (3) . pp. 89-106. ISSN 1043-1578

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Is abolitionism a utopian posture in the face of social events, problems, and their solution? After specifying the type of utopianism implicitly embraced by penal abolitionism, this paper traces some key features that constitute the religious, philosophical and political underpinning of this school of thought. It then discusses how proponents of abolition theory view alternatives to penality, rather that alternative penalities, within the debate around restorative justice.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 15609
Notes on copyright: Published article reproduced with permission of Social Justice
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Depositing User: Vincenzo Ruggiero
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2015 10:33
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2020 04:34
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/15609

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