Global Anomie Theory

Twyman-Ghoshal, Anamika ORCID: 0000-0003-4076-6687 (2021) Global Anomie Theory. In: The Oxford Encyclopedia of International Criminology. Criminology and Criminal Justice . Oxford University Press, pp. 405-427.

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Global anomie theory (GAT) is not a “grand theory of deviance” (Passas, 1997, p. 88) but a foundation for theory integration. The theory posits that neoliberal globalization has produced an anomic environment that creates dysnomie and deviance in society. The theory provides a theoretically integrative and chronologically ordered explanation using anomie as a middle-range concept that links the social structure with social action at the individual and group levels (Passas, 2000a). This article begins by providing clarification on some key concepts included in the theory before tracing the development of GAT from its core concept of anomie to its articulation by Nikos Passas. This is followed by a detailed explanation of the theory using an analytic framework developed for GAT re- search. To conclude, the article provides examples of how GAT has been used to explain different types of behaviors in different geo- political contexts.

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Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology. > HV6001 Criminology
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Society and Learning
Depositing User: Anamika Twyman Ghoshal
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2022 16:58
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:24

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