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‘Performance protests’ get the most attention but they are neither radical nor innovative. They may even focus attention away from more important campaigns

Beckett, Charlie (2011) ‘Performance protests’ get the most attention but they are neither radical nor innovative. They may even focus attention away from more important campaigns. British Politics and Policy at LSE (19 Oct 2011) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Student occupations of inner London department stores, barricades at Dale Farm, camps outside the Stock Exchange, and even the summer’s riots show that civil disobedience in the UK is on the rise. But are we witnessing a new kind ‘performance protest’? Charlie Beckett argues that these protests are now more focused on media reaction, such that they are more like performance art, often with little cohesion, programme, or objectives.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2011 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Research centres and groups > POLIS
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2011 14:45
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/39355/

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