Shutting Down the Streets
Political Violence and Social Control in the Global Era
"The work effectively combines scholarly analysis with the immediate sense of direct action taken from firsthand accounts."
—M.F. Farrell, CHOICE
"The authors of this excellent—and beautifully written—monograph...write not from the outside...but as activist scholars."
—Deborah Eade, Interface
"This is a work of the movement rather than a dispassionate attempt at objective analysis and evaluation...Shutting Down the Streets is an important resource in understanding the repression being experienced by the Occupy movement."
"This book provides a timely and much-needed critical reflection on how major protest events are controlled and the consequences of such practices... dense yet accessible and important."
— Cultural Sociology
"Solidly empirical, richly descriptive and clearly written analysis."
—American Journal of Sociology
"The authors provide an insightful explanation of current trends towards the policing of protests, including a vast array of empirical support. While the book uses a great deal of scholarly literature, it does not solely target an academic audience, but rather anyone interested in the role of social movements in today's society."
—Anisha Mehta, International Law and Politics
"Shutting Down the Streets offers a fresh perspective on the dynamic of protest policing and the control of dissent generally...[the book] broadens the scope of study beyond protest policing to include control mechanisms that are deployed against social movements over many years."
—, International Social Science Review
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