Politics, Consumption, or Nihilism

Protest and Disorder after the Global Crash

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  • 1 Leeds Beckett University, UK J.Ibrahim@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
  • 2 Sheffield Hallam University, UK r.f.jeffery@shu.ac.uk
  • 3 Sheffield Hallam University, UK d.p.waddington@shu.ac.uk

While the first of these issues concentrated on the riots in England following the global financial crash of 2008, this second issue focuses on the social movements that emerged in this context. Whilst defining a social movement is conceptually problematic- either because it could be so narrow to exclude, or, to broad to include, any type of collective action, there are certain features that we can point to. Edwards (2014: 4-5) provides four conceptual distinctions.


The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest


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