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New publications April 29, 2011

Posted by cbackman in Litteraturtips, Uncategorized.
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For those of you with an academic interest:

Mattias has just published his thesis The Making of Protest and Protest Policing. He will defend it on the 13 of May, 10.15-12.00 in Sappören, Sprängkullsgatan 25, University of Gothenburg.

The overall aim of the thesis is to advance our knowledge of the preconditions, processes, and consequences of the interaction between police and political protesters in contemporary Western democracies. Using qualitative analysis of interviews with police officers and political activists, activist Internet forum discussions, and documents produced by police and activists, along with direct observation of protest events and police training in policing tactics, the study seeks to capture the interplay between police and protesters as a continuous process, as opposed to a series of isolated incidents. A better understanding of the dynamics of this process is vital for facilitating vibrant, plural public spaces for deliberation and political representation in a democratic society.

If you want to buy a copy of the thesis contact gunilla.gustafsson[at]sociology.gu.se For more info on Mattias’ publications, take a look at his webpage.

Christel har recently published an article in Acta Sociolgica, “Vocabularies of Motive Among Employers Conducting Criminal Background Checks.”, and a book chapter “Regulating Privacy: Vocabularies of Motive in Legislating Right of Access to Criminal Records in Sweden.” in Computers, Privacy and Data Protection: An Element of Choice, edited by Serge Gutwirth, Yves Poullet, Paul De Hert, and Ronald Leenes. Published at Springer.

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