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Rights in Translation: Vigilantism and the Meanings of Institutional Effectiveness and Failure

Nicholas Rush Smith

in Contradictions of Democracy: Vigilantism and Rights in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190847180
eISBN:
9780190847227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847180.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

If as is often argued, vigilante violence is caused by failures in policing, why would crowds attack suspects under arrest? To answer this question, this chapter examines a 2006 case in which two ... More


Immoral Times: Vigilantism in a South Indian City

Ian M. Cook

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/9780190078171.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Cook examines the context and function of the ongoing moral and cultural policing of young people and minorities in Mangaluru by vigilante Hindu groups with government complicity. Based on long term ... More


Repression, Harassment, Intimidation: Crushing the Coffeehouses

David L. Parsons

in Dangerous Grounds: Antiwar Coffeehouses and Military Dissent in the Vietnam Era

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632018
eISBN:
9781469632032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632018.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the various forms of resistance that coffeehouse activists faced from the towns and bases in which they built their projects. From physical attacks on coffeehouses from local ... More


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