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Rubber bullets, moralisation and the ‘full force of the law’ will not quell the high degree of civil unrest in this country. The causes of these tensions must be tackled head on

Cammaerts, Bart (2011) Rubber bullets, moralisation and the ‘full force of the law’ will not quell the high degree of civil unrest in this country. The causes of these tensions must be tackled head on. British Politics and Policy at LSE (12 Aug 2011) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Now that the cleanup from this week’s riots is underway, it is an apt time to reflect on why they occurred in the first place. While many commentators are quick to judge those who rioted as simply ‘thugs and criminals’, Bart Cammaerts argues that we must understand the long term economic and social reasons behind the turmoil if we are ever to move forward.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2011 the author
Library of Congress subject classification: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2011 15:48
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/37949/

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