Rebels with a cause, folk devils without a panic: press jingoism, policing tactics and anti-capitalist protests in London and Prague

Show simple item record Donson, Fiona Chesters, Graeme Welsh, Ian Tickle, Andrew 2018-01-18T10:23:25Z 2018-01-18T10:23:25Z 2004-01
dc.identifier.citation Donson, F., Chesters, G., Tickle, A., and Welsh, I. (2004) 'Rebels With A Cause, Folk Devils Without a Panic: Press Jingoism, Policing Tactics and anti-capitalist protests in London & Prague'. Internet Journal of Criminology, Available at en
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dc.description.abstract This paper examines whether anti-capitalist political activists are (mis)constructed as ‘folk devils’, through an examination of media coverage in the UK and Czech Republic. The construction, of such protestors, as violent criminals and dangerous ‘anarchists’ has, it is argued, influenced their treatment at protests by public authorities in London and Prague. The paper also offers, in juxtaposition to this representation of the current anti-capitalism movement, a discussion of the accounts of activists themselves. In particular it examines the activists’ own perceptions of their engagement in the global social movement against capitalism. The paper is based on evidence drawn from the preliminary findings of interdisciplinary research into global social movements, and in particular the protests against the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Prague in September 2000. en
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dc.publisher New University Press (NUP), flashmousepublishing ltd. en
dc.rights Internet Journal of Criminology (IJC) © 2004 en
dc.subject Political activists en
dc.subject Anti-capitalism movement en
dc.subject Media coverage en
dc.subject Social movements en
dc.subject Global social movements en
dc.subject Protests en
dc.subject Criminal justice systems en
dc.title Rebels with a cause, folk devils without a panic: press jingoism, policing tactics and anti-capitalist protests in London and Prague en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Fiona Donson, School Of Law, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.identifier.journaltitle Internet Journal of Criminology en
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