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Amory Starr and Luis Fernandez

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Legal Control and Resistance Post-Seattle

This article examines the state of legal control of social movements since the 1999 World Trade Organization (WTO) protest in Seattle, Washington. The authors argue that state control has changed significantly in recent years. As a result, the article outlines a general framework for the study of the social control of dissent, but focusing specifically on understanding how legal mechanisms are deployed to control protest. The second part of the article shows how activists responded to these control tactics.

protest policing, alterglobalization, anti-globalization, social movements, legal control

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 36, No. 1 (2009): 41-60

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