Riot, Unrest and Protest on the Global Stage

David Pritchard (Editor), Francis Pakes (Editor)

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Riots accompany major social transformations. In a time characterised by neo-liberalism, globalisation and shifting global power balances, riots serve as frequent reminders of this state of affairs. In this collection, leading international scholars consider how the 'stage' of unrest has altered profoundly, exploring the changing dynamics, interpretation and global potency of unrest.

Considering the various aspects of this newly emerging landscape, this volume explores rioting in a diverse range of countries and contexts from riots in the UK, Germany and France to global events including food riots and the #Occupy movement. It challenges criminology to take a truly global perspective on unrest and protest, considering these in light of the social and economic transformations of our time.

Bringing together world-class experts from around the globe, this collection provides the most up-to-date, comprehensive and interdisciplinary discussion of riots and rioting to date.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages344
ISBN (Electronic)9781137305534
ISBN (Print)9781137305510
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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