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Shutting Down the Streets: Political Violence and Social Control in the Global Era

Amory Starr, Luis A. Fernandez, and Christian Scholl

Abstract

Recently, a wall was built in eastern Germany. Made of steel and cement blocks, topped with razor barbed wire, and reinforced with video monitors and movement sensors, this wall was not put up to protect a prison or a military base, but rather to guard a three-day meeting of the finance ministers of the Group of Eight (G8). The wall manifested a level of security that is increasingly commonplace at meetings regarding the global economy. The authors of this book have directly observed and participated in more than twenty mass actions against globalization in North America and Europe, beginning ... More

Keywords: eastern Germany, finance ministers, Group of Eight, G8, global economy, dissent, alterglobalization, social control

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780814740996
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814740996.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amory Starr, author

Luis A. Fernandez, author

Christian Scholl, author