Social protection after the crisis looks at the regulation of corporate crime and subsequent social harm that takes into account the economic, political, and social consequences of the economic crisis of 2008 and the austerity measures that followed. With a particular emphasis on environmental, workplace, and food safety, Social protection after the crisis proposes a radical rethinking of regulation to address fundamental conceptual, policy, and practical issues.
Steve Tombs is Professor of Criminology at the Open University. He has a long-standing interest in the incidence, nature and regulation of corporate and state crime, and has published widely on these matters. He works closely with the Hazards movement in the UK, was a founding member and Chair of the Centre for Corporate Accountability, and is on the Board of Inquest.
Introduction: crime, harm, regulation; `Freeing'capital: states, moralities and material work; From a crisis of regulation to a crisis of social protection?; The idea of regulation: academic orthodoxies; The idea of regulation: a conceptual and political critique; `Regulation'in action; Conclusion: after regulation?; Bibliography.