The Policing of Protest, Disorder and International Terrorism in the UK since 1945

  • Peter Joyce

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 391-401

About this book


This book examines the nature of protest and the way in which the police and state respond to the activities associated with this term. Protest is explored within the context of the perceived decline in public engagement with recent general election contests. It is often thought that protest is regarded as an alternative to, or as a replacement for, formal political engagement with electoral politics, and this book provides a thoughtful assessment of the place of protest in the contemporary conduct of political affairs. Analysing key forms of protest such as: demonstrations, direct action, protest conducted within the workplace, riots and terrorism, this study also illustrates each of these activities with a wide range of examples of events that have taken place within the UK since 1945. It will be of keen interest to students of criminology, criminal justice studies, police studies and politics.



Britain comparative criminology Great Britain policing social science sociology

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Joyce
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SociologyManchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-0-230-54235-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-29059-5
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