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Shutting Down the StreetsPolitical Violence and Social Control in the Global Era$
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Amory Starr, Luis A. Fernandez, and Christian Scholl

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780814740996

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814740996.001.0001

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Policing Alterglobalization Dissent

Policing Alterglobalization Dissent

(p.62) 4 Policing Alterglobalization Dissent
Shutting Down the Streets

Amory Starr

Luis Fernandez

Christian Scholl

NYU Press

This chapter presents a thorough inventory of protest policing tactics, including and beyond the streetscape. These are organized into five arenas: regulatory and legislative dimensions of policing, intelligence, event policing, criminal prosecution, and transnationalization. Tactics implemented in these areas may overlap, and can also include the maintenance of vigilance over, and the prosecution of, crimes, the militarization of events and interactions, and even public relations activities with the media. All of these activities refer to the violent entitlements of the police and prison system. The chapter also reviews the existing scholarship regarding these operations, noting that, outside of academic scholarship, a great deal of the research conducted to date about social control of the alterglobalization movement has been done by legal collectives, activists, and sympathetic nonacademic observers.

Keywords:   alterglobalization, protest policing tactics, militarization, prison system, social control

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