Journal of World-Systems Research invites manuscripts for a special issue on "Capitalist World Economy in Crisis: Policing, Pacification and Legitimacy" to be edited by Zeynep Gönen and Zhandarka Kurti.
While managing the working class has been a central concern of capitalist ruling classes throughout history, contemporary restructuring in the face of slowed growth, declining profit rates, and climate change makes the question of maintaining social order, and hence of policing, more important than ever before. This special issue will explore the various modalities of policing to secure, maintain and reproduce existing racialized class structures at this moment of world-systemic crisis.
Abstracts should be submitted by February 1, 2020. Selected authors will be invited by winter/spring 2020 to submit full manuscripts by August 15, 2021.