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Riot city : protest and rebellion in the capital /
Clive Bloom.
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Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
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xiv, 185 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
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1137029358 (pbk.), 9781137029355 (pbk.)
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Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
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1137029358 (pbk.)
9781137029355 (pbk.)
catalogue key
8585115
 
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'A brilliant documentation, analysis and commentary on the recent wave of popular protests - their aims, methods and effects - and how the state has responded to these challenges to its power and authority.' - Peter Tatchell, human rights campaigner 'In Riot City, Clive Bloom offers the first in-depth study of the student protests of 2010 and the summer riots of 2011, revealing how these different forms of unrest emerged from very different senses of entitlement. His insightful, thoughtful and balanced reading of these disturbances should be required reading for activists, policymakers and academics alike.' - Dr Edward Vallance, Roehampton University
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Since 2000, London has seen unprecedented levels of unrest. Its streets have become the battleground for a host of new demands and new ideological standpoints; its occupants, protesters and authority alike, have had to invent new tactics to cope with the pressure of these demands. Riot City, the follow up to the bestselling Violent London, deals in detail with the story behind the capital's unrest from the perspective of protesters, police and government. Using a range of sources, from security briefings to reportage, Clive Bloom provides a full historical analysis of the student protests to the August riots. In doing so, he draws parallels between these shocking events and reveals, more disturbingly, how security forces failed to act upon their early predictions of the intensified violence of 2011.
Main Description
A provocative history of the 2011 August riots and how London's revolutionary and riotous history comes to bear on present day outbreaks of violence Since 2000, London has seen unprecedented levels of unrest. Its streets have become the battleground for a host of new demands and new ideological standpoints; its occupants, protesters and authority alike, have had to invent new tactics to cope with the pressure of these demands. Riot City deals in detail with the story behind the capital's unrest from the perspective of protesters, police and government. Using a range of sources, from security briefings to reportage, Clive Bloom provides a full historical analysis of the student protests to the August riots. In doing so, he draws parallels between these shocking events and reveals, more disturbingly, how security forces failed to act upon their early predictions of the intensified violence of 2011.
Long Description
Since 2000, London has seen unprecedented levels of unrest. Its streets have become the battleground for a host of new demands and new ideological standpoints; its occupants, protesters and authority alike, have had to invent new tactics to cope with the pressure of street politics and advances in social media. Riot City deals in detail with the story behind the capital's unrest from the perspective of protesters, police and government. Using a range of sources, from security briefings to reportage, Clive Bloom provides an analysis of the modern protest movement, placing it in the context of a long history of rebellion. From the student protests to the August riots, Bloom deftly draws parallels between London's shocking events and reveals, more disturbingly, how many lessons can still be learned from our riotous past.
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This follow up to Violent London deals in detail with the story behind the 2010 and 2011 riots from the perspective of protesters, rioters, police and government
Long Description
Since 2000, London has seen unprecedented levels of unrest. Its streets have become battlegrounds for a host of new demands and new ideological standpoints; its occupants, protesters and authorities alike, have had to invent new tactics to cope with the pressure of street politics and advances in social media. Riot City, the follow up to the bestselling Violent London, deals in detail with the story behind the capital's unrest from the perspective of protesters, police and government. Using a range of sources, from security briefings to reportage, Riot City provides a full analysis of the student protests to the August riots and offers a detailed historical background. Riot City carefully analyses the modern protest movement and political disorder from all sides including information from protesters, police, parliament and security services to create a new interpretation of public disturbance and provide an argument that challenges current thinking. The book also reveals disturbing evidence of how security forces failed to act upon their own predictions of the intensified violence of 2011.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This follow up to 'Violent London' deals in detail with the story behind the 2010 and 2011 riots both from the perspective of the protesters, rioters and from the point of view of the police and government. Bloom uses reportage, parliamentary, police and security briefings, as well as the voices of modern protest, to tell the story.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations in the Text
Plate Section
Acknowledgements
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2000: Preface to Disorder in the Twenty-First Century
2010: Occupy Everything
2010 to 2012: the Constant Threat and the Distant Fear
2010: The Crisis and the Student Riots
2011: The Summer Riots - A Cold Wind in August
1668, 1780, 1981: Contexts and Explanations
1968: The Revolutionary Model Redefined
Under this Sign Conquer: The Visible Republic of London
A Little Riotous Chronology
Notes
Index
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