Violent Protest, Contentious Politics, and the Neoliberal State

1st Edition

Seraphim Seferiades, Hank Johnston

Routledge
Published September 9, 2016
Reference - 248 Pages
ISBN 9781138247307 - CAT# Y312663
Series: The Mobilization Series on Social Movements, Protest, and Culture

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Summary

This volume of cutting-edge research comparatively analyzes violent protest and rioting, furthering our understanding of this increasingly prevalent form of claim making. Hank Johnston and Seraphim Seferiades bring together internationally recognized experts in the field of protest studies and contentious politics to analyze the causes and trajectories of violence as a protest tactic. Crossnational comparisons from North America, Britain, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Thailand, and elsewhere contribute to the volume's theoretical elaboration, while several case studies add depth to the discussion. This title will be of key importance to scholars across the social sciences, including sociology, political science, geography and criminology. Johnston and Seferiades's exciting book is a significant contribution to the study of rioting and violent protest in the contemporary neoliberal state.

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