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Book launch: “Crisis and Control: The Militarization of Protest Policing”

  • October 2nd, 2014, 7:00pm–
  • Another Story Bookshop, 315 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada (map)

Join author Lesley J. Wood for the Toronto launch of Crisis and Control. This book explains how neoliberal shifts in political and economic systems are militarizing the policing of protest. The book offers a way to understand the influence of political processes on police practices and provides an empirical study of militarized protest policing from 1995 until the present.

Lesley J. Wood shows how protest policing techniques have become more militarised and more dependent on intelligence gathering over the past fifteen years partly as a result of the neoliberal restructuring political, economic and social processes. On an increasingly integrated and tumultuous globe, new militarized technologies, formations and frameworks are diffusing quickly through policing networks.

With guest speakers Mike Leitold, Movement Defence Committee and a speaker TBA from The Network for the Elimination of Police Violence.

Crisis and Control uses novel theoretical and methodological approaches and a unique range of empirical data to make an important and radical contribution to a growing field.

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