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Riots

An International Comparison

Authors: Moran, Matthew, Waddington, David

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About this book

The past ten years have been marked by a series of high profile and heavily mediatised riots across the globe. From the overspill of racial tensions in Sydney to anti-police riots in London, democratic societies have witnessed powerful and costly outbursts of anger and violence. But what are the causes of these large-scale episodes of collective disorder? Do they share common features? And what can they tell us about the nature and significance of riots more broadly?
In this book, the authors address these questions and more with a wide-ranging comparative study of rioting in five countries (Australia, England, France, Greece and the United States). Using a revised and expanded version of the Flashpoints Model of Public Disorder, Matthew Moran and David Waddington dissect these violent and ephemeral social phenomena, laying bare their internal logic and demonstrating the essentially political nature of riots.

About the authors

Matthew Moran is Senior Lecturer in International Security in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, UK. He is the author of The Republic and the Riots: Exploring Urban Violence in French Suburbs, 2005-2007.
David Waddington is Professor of Communications and Head of the Communication and Computing Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. He is author of Policing Public Disorder: Theory and Practice, and co-editor (with Fabien Jobard and Mike King) of Rioting in the UK and France: A Comparative Study.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: Understanding Riots

    Moran, Matthew (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • The Revised Flashpoints Model of Public Disorder

    Moran, Matthew (et al.)

    Pages 15-38

  • ‘France in Flames’: The French Riots of 2005

    Moran, Matthew (et al.)

    Pages 39-65

  • When Beach Life Goes Bad: The Cronulla (Sydney, Australia) Riot of 2005

    Moran, Matthew (et al.)

    Pages 67-94

  • Neoliberalism, Austerity, and Rage Against the State: The Greek Riots of 2008

    Moran, Matthew (et al.)

    Pages 95-114

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eBook £33.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
valid through October 16, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57131-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £43.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
valid through October 16, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57130-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Riots
Book Subtitle
An International Comparison
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57131-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57131-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57130-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 212
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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