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Framing the 2011 England riots: understanding the political and policy response

Newburn, Tim, Jones, Trevor and Blaustein, Jarrett (2018) Framing the 2011 England riots: understanding the political and policy response. Howard Journal of Crime and Justice, 57 (3). pp. 339-362. ISSN 2059-1098

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Identification Number: 10.1111/hojo.12268


This article considers the political reaction and policy response to the 2011 England riots. Drawing on the framework of John Kingdon's (1995) multiple streams approach (MSA) the analysis in this article starts with the ‘policy window’ caused by the focusing event of the riots, and traces the ways in which this was used to frame different kinds of policy ‘problem’, rather than the more typical method of using the MSA to help explain the emergence and development of a particular policy. It then examines how different policy ‘solutions’ became attached to these problems with varying degrees of impact. In fact, more than anything, we argue that the framing of the riots served to close down many avenues for policy development, with the outcome that those that were initiated in the aftermath of the disorder were both limited and short‐lived, with some having only the most tangential links with the riots.

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Additional Information: © 2018 The Howard League and John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2018 13:37
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2021 01:25

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