Reminder: Criminalization of Dissent Collection, Call for Chapters
The Criminalization of Dissent in the Era of Neoliberal Globalizationn
Completed chapters are sought for a significant collection on the criminalization of political movements and dissent in the contemporary context.
The criminalization of dissent has been a common feature of neo-liberal governance in the current period of capitalist globalization. It has accompanied various structural adjustment and free trade policies as the required force to impose such programs on unwilling publics. Police violence has been a constant feature of alternative globalization demonstrations. Examples of escalating state attacks on opponents of global capital include tear gas attacks, use of rubber bullets and concussion grenades, illegal searches and seizures, surveillance and beatings of arrestees and, most severely, the murder of protesters as in Genoa, Papua and Argentina.
Contributions may address the criminalization of dissent in any national context or may focus on comparative analyses. Specific demonstrations such as Seattle 1999 or Vancouver 2010 may be addressed.
Please send submissions by July 31, 2010. Abstracts, proposals or statements of intention may be e-mailed to the editor ahead of time.
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