This paper attempts to reveal the ways in which criminal courts in Israel constructed foreign workers brought to trial as 'others'. Individual foreign workers were framed as being irrelevant as bearers of rights while, in a parallel process, foreign workers as a group were constructed as symbolically relevant to discussions regarding the state governance of social risk. The study spans the years 19942011, when Israel adopted a new neo-liberal regime. The paper shows that the complex penal construction of the 'other' was used as a platform to justify and support the fuelling of the country's globalized neo-liberal economy with cheap migrant workers.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||British Journal of Criminology|
|State||Published - Jul 2012|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Partial funding for this research was provided by the Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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- foreign workers