‘… (Excepting Barricades Erected to Prevent Us from Peacefully Assembling)’: So-called ‘Violence’ in the Global North Alterglobalization Movement

  title={‘… (Excepting Barricades Erected to Prevent Us from Peacefully Assembling)’: So-called ‘Violence’ in the Global North Alterglobalization Movement},
  author={Amory Starr},
  journal={Social Movement Studies},
  pages={61 - 81}
  • Amory Starr
  • Published 1 May 2006
  • Sociology
  • Social Movement Studies
This paper examines ‘violence’ in the Global North alterglobalization movement. It reviews major theories of violence and non-violence used by social movements and their analysts, indexes the kinds of movement events which get described as violence, and then analyzes the significance both of the movement's tactical experiences and of the discourse itself. 

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