Policing Protest: The Control of Mass Demonstrations in Western Democracies

@inproceedings{Porta1998PolicingPT,
  title={Policing Protest: The Control of Mass Demonstrations in Western Democracies},
  author={Donatella della Porta and Herbert D. Reiter},
  year={1998}
}
The way in which police handle political demonstrations is always potentially controversial. In contemporary democracies, police departments have two different, often conflicting aims: keeping the peace and defending citizens' right to protest. This collection, the only resource to examine police interventions cross-nationally, analyzes a wide array of policing styles. Focusing on Italy, France, Germany, Great Britain, Switzerland, Spain, the United States, and South Africa, the contributors… 
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