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New challenges in public order policing: the professionalisation of environmental protest and the emergence of the militant environmental activist

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New challenges in public order policing : the professionalisation of environmental protest and the emergence of the militant environmental activist. / Button, Mark; John, Tim; Brearley, Nigel.

In: The International Journal of the Sociology of Law, Vol. 30, No. 1, 03.2002, p. 17-32.

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Button, Mark ; John, Tim ; Brearley, Nigel. / New challenges in public order policing : the professionalisation of environmental protest and the emergence of the militant environmental activist. In: The International Journal of the Sociology of Law. 2002 ; Vol. 30, No. 1. pp. 17-32.

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