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    Making other worlds possible? Riots, movement and counterglobalisation

    Mueller, T. and Sullivan, Sian (2015) Making other worlds possible? Riots, movement and counterglobalisation. In: Davis, M. (ed.) Crowd Actions in Britain and France from the Middle Ages to the Modern World. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 239-255. ISBN 9780230203983.

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    Book synopsis: Riots, rampaging mobs and looting are not mere curiosities of the past; nor are they events confined to the fringes of the modern world, only breaking out in less-developed and distant nations that continue to bear the strain and duress of tyranny. On the contrary, rioting and resistance to the various powers that be is very much with us in the West at this moment in time. There exists a wide range of simmering flashpoints that could potentially explode into rioting at any second given the right, or more appropriately the wrong, conditions and circumstances. We have seen millions marching on the streets to oppose wars and unjust domestic and foreign policies. What start out as peaceful lawful gatherings and protest marches, authorised and sanctioned to air dissenting views, can quickly turn into violent riots with costly results in terms of human casualties and property damage.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan. This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive, published, version of record is available here: http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/crowd-actions-in-britain-and-france-from-the-middle-ages-to-the-modern-world-michael-t-davis/?K=9780230203983
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Dr Sian Sullivan
    Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2013 16:22
    Last Modified: 01 Oct 2018 00:10
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/6050

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