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ACJS Today: "On the Criminalization of Dissent: Deconstructing Official Oppression in an Age of Neoliberalism"

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

Protest and Punishment: The Repression of Resistance in the Era of Neoliberal Globalization

Just released! From Carolina Academic Press: a sharp collection of essays analyzing police and state repression of demonstrations in neo-liberal democracies

[ 1-pg Info Sheet ] 294 pages | Paperback |

Index ISBN: 9781611630886 LCCN: 2011052597

List of Contributors

APA Citation: Shantz, J. (2012). Protest and punishment: The repression of resistance in the era of neoliberal globalization. Durham, N.C: Carolina Academic Press.

Table of Contents

Protest and Punishment: An Introduction (Jeff Shantz)

Criminalizing Dissent in Liberal Democracies: An Overview [[...click for 'more' ToC...]]

G8/G20 The Real "Dangerous Classes"

As the state capitalist carnivals of the G8/G20 got underway in cottage country and Toronto widespread public outrage focused on the $1.3 billion security extravagance—the fences, security cameras, weapons, vehicles and mass policing that have become regular features of such elite get-togethers. While governments of the G8 claim the need for austerity, social spending cuts and belt tightening for the working classes, they have no shortage of public money to spend on their own comfort.

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