By Vern Neufeld Redekop
What's at stake? -- Introducing protest crowds -- feelings: the gasoline of violence -- Introducing police -- The violence of 'otherness': scapegoating and hegemonic constructions -- Introducing ambitions, bystanders, and media -- Reciprocal violence -- Mutual blessing -- in the direction of a mutual admire paradigm of protester -- police dynamics -- Protest crowds and police within the context of democracy -- 'Getting the discussion started': crowd administration and clash answer -- a case research -- listening to from the avid gamers -- useful feedback for community-based projects
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They may be united in protesting a given action but their reasons for protesting, their understanding of the issues, and their sense of where the protest fits into an overall strategy might vary considerably. Likewise, police and others implicated in crowd dynamics could function individually at varying levels of consciousness. This conceptualization builds on theoretical work by Kegan, Wilber, Piaget, Kohlberg, Gilligan, and a host of other scholars. More recently, Richard McGuigan has contributed to our sense of the relevance of levels of consciousness thinking to the domain of community-based conflict of which the protester–police relational system is just one example.
Among the active demonstrators are those who are full-time staff people working for organizations focused on environmental, human issues and created a framework for future working-class organisations. The People’s Charter contained the following objectives: • Universal suffrage for all men over the age of 21 • Equal-sized electoral districts • Voting by secret ballot • An end to the need for a property qualification for Parliament (so that constituencies could return the man of their choice, rich or poor) • Pay for members of Parliament • Annual election of Parliament 9 Refers primarily to the ideology of the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (National Socialist German Workers Party, or NSDAP) under Adolf Hitler.
These people feel that the causes for which they are fighting are so significant that drastic means are necessary to produce results. ’ Anarchists range from those who believe in a Utopia, with no laws or rulers, to those who wish to violently overthrow the existing order. One grandmother activist attending one of our sessions described herself as an anarchist and distinguished her brand of anarchism from some of the others. She told us about having talked with some of the youth Black Bloc10 anarchists and saw them as marginalized young people who feel isolated and want to be part of a tight family of activists.
Beyond Control: A Mutual Respect Approach to Protest Crowd-Police Relations by Vern Neufeld Redekop