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Global Lynching and Collective Violence: Volume 2: The Americas and Europe

Michael J. Pfeifer (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041389
eISBN:
9780252099984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041389.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The word lynching is most likely American in origin, but the practice of lynching, defined by scholars as extralegal group assault and/or murder motivated by social control concerns, can be found in ... More


Stasis: Ready for war

Richard Reed

in Paramilitary loyalism: Identity and change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719095306
eISBN:
9781781708682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095306.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter balances the generally positive accent of chapter six by reflecting on indications that there remains evidence of lingering tendencies towards violence and insularity. The chapter ... More


Rioters and Vigilantes

Adam Malka

in Men of Mobtown: Policing Baltimore in the Age of Slavery and Emancipation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469636290
eISBN:
9781469636313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636290.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents an overview of the system of policing that existed in Baltimore during the early decades of the nineteenth century – before the city’s organization of a professional police ... More


Historicising Vigilante Policing in Plateau State, Nigeria

Jimam Lar

in Police in Africa: The Street Level View

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190676636
eISBN:
9780190872625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190676636.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Starting from the premise that in studying contemporary policing practices in Africa one needs to also acknowledge the role of non-state policing actors, this chapter explores the historicity of ... More


Policing Boundaries: The Cultural Work of African Policing

David Pratten

in Police in Africa: The Street Level View

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190676636
eISBN:
9780190872625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190676636.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Starting from research on vigilantism and informal justice in Nigeria, this chapter looks at policing practices in the light of their links to wider practices and repertoires of legitimacy, ... More


Merchants of Hype and Hate: A Political-Economic Evaluation of the Modi Regime

Pranab Bardhan

in Majoritarian State: How Hindu Nationalism is Changing India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190078171
eISBN:
9780190099589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190078171.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter primarily evaluates the political economy of India under the Modi regime which came to power with economic development as one of the main promises. It analyses the ground realities ... More


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