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PCE4010 - Policing, Protest and Politics

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: David Baker


Not offered in 2007


The controlling and policing of protest in a modern liberal democratic society. Theories of conflict, collective violence, police intervention, policing by consent and public order. Specific cases of the policing of protest to be studied include the civil rights movement in the USA, racial unrest in Great Britain, the British coalminers' strike of 1984-85, global protests, major industrial conflicts in Australia, the anti-Vietnam War moratorium and anti-Springbok marches, and recent environmental protests.


Research paper (5000 words): 50%
Essay (2500 words): 30%
Seminar presentation (1500 words): 20%

Contact hours

2-hour seminar per week