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The history of riots in London shows that persistent inequality and injustice is always likely to breed periodic violent uprisings.

White, Jerry (2011) The history of riots in London shows that persistent inequality and injustice is always likely to breed periodic violent uprisings. British Politics and Policy at LSE (25 Oct 2011) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The August 2011 riots in London prompted many commentators to look back on previous riots in the city and the country to see what common threads, if any, run through outbreaks of public disorder. Jerry White examines the Gordon Riots, the Hyde Park riots of 1855 and the Brixton riots of 1981 and finds that perceived inequalities and injustice in London have and will continue to breed periodic violent uprisings.

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
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 11:42
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/39388/

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