Policing Dissent: Social Control and the Anti-Globalization Movement

Policing Dissent: Social Control and the Anti-Globalization Movement

by Luis Fernandez
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813542154

ISBN-13: 9780813542157

Pub. Date: 11/28/2013

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

In November 1999, fifty-thousand anti-globalization activists converged on Seattle to shut down the World Trade Organization’s Ministerial Meeting. Using innovative and network-based strategies, the protesters left police flummoxed, desperately searching for ways to control the emerging anti-corporate globalization movement.  Faced with these

…  See more details below

Overview

In November 1999, fifty-thousand anti-globalization activists converged on Seattle to shut down the World Trade Organization’s Ministerial Meeting. Using innovative and network-based strategies, the protesters left police flummoxed, desperately searching for ways to control the emerging anti-corporate globalization movement.  Faced with these network-based tactics, law enforcement agencies transformed their policing and social control mechanisms to manage this new threat.

Policing Dissent provides a firsthand account of the changing nature of control efforts employed by law enforcement agencies when confronted with mass activism. The book also offers readers the richness of experiential detail and engaging stories often lacking in studies of police practices and social movements. This book does not merely seek to explain the causal relationship between repression and mobilization. Rather, it shows how social control strategies act on the mind and body of protesters.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813542157
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2013
Series:
Critical Issues in Crime and Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,017,194
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     ix
Protest, Control, and Policing     1
Perspectives on the Control of Dissent     19
The Anti-Globalization Movement     35
Managing and Regulating Protest: Social Control and the Law     68
This Is What Democracy Looks Like?: The Physical Control of Space     92
"Here Come the Anarchists": The Psychological Control of Space     138
Law Enforcement and Control     165
Notes     173
Bibliography     177
Index     189

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >