Lippens, Ronnie L. G. 1962-

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LIPPENS, Ronnie L. G. 1962-

PERSONAL: Born September 3, 1962; citizenship, Belgian; married Kathleen Vandenberghe, 1985. Education: University of Louvain, Kand., 1984; University of Ghent, license, 1986, Ph.D., 1998.

ADDRESSES: Office—Department of Criminology, University of Keele, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, England.

CAREER: University of Keele, Keele, England, lecturer in criminology.


Grenze(n)loze Kriminologie: spreken, subjektiviteit, radikale demokratie en de hypermoderne evaporatie van de kritische kriminologie (1975-1995), Academia Press (Ghent, Belgium), 1998.

Chaohybrids: Five Uneasy Peaces, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 2000.

Contributor to scholarly journals, including Social Justice.

WORK IN PROGRESS: White Jungles, on peace and justice.

SIDELIGHTS: Ronnie L. G. Lippens told CA: "My book in Dutch is on critical criminology. Chaohybrids: Five Uneasy Peaces is on the ambivalence of twenty-first-century life. I am also writing essays on crime and social justice; imageries of law, peace, and justice; crime, ethics and (dis)organization; and organization and the imaginary.

"I have come to realize that we are damned if we do, and damned if we don't. Try to be a nihilist these days, I often sigh. Even that will prove to be an unattainable—an impossible—goal. But then, this is what keeps me going and writing."