- Publisher: Between the Lines
- ISBN: 9781771131612
- Price: $26.95 CAD
- Publication Date: May 2014
- Rights: Canada
- Pages: 216
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Crisis and Control
The Militarization of Protest Policing
Crisis and Control explains how neoliberal shifts in political and economic systems are militarizing the policing of protest. The book offers a way to understand the influence of political processes on police practices and provides an empirical study of militarized protest policing from 1995 until the present.
Lesley J. Wood shows how protest policing techniques have become more militarised and more dependent on intelligence gathering over the past fifteen years partly as a result of the neoliberal restructuring political, economic and social processes. On an increasingly integrated and tumultuous globe, new militarized technologies, formations and frameworks are diffusing quickly through policing networks.
Crisis and Control uses novel theoretical and methodological approaches and a unique range of empirical data to make an important and radical contribution to a growing field.
Chapter 1: Policing Waves of Protest 1995–2013
Chapter 2: To Serve and Protect Who? Policing Trends and Best Practices
Chapter 3: Local Legitimacy and Struggles for Control
Chapter 4: Officer Identity and the Diffusion of Pepper Spray
Chapter 5: Experts, Agencies, the Private Security Sector, and Integration
Chapter 6: Protest As Threat
Chapter 7: Urine Filled Supersoakers
List of Acronyms
About the Author
Lesley J. Wood is Associate Professor of Sociology at York University in Toronto, Canada. She is the author of Direct Action, Deliberation and Diffusion: Collective Protest After the WTO Protests in Seattle and co-author of the third edition of Social Movements 1768–2012 (Paradigm Publishers) with the late Charles Tilly.