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Anarchy in the UK : economic deprivation, social disorganization, and political grievances in the London riot of 2011

Abstract:

Thousands rioted in London in August 2011, with the police losing control of parts of the city for four days. This event was not an ethnic riot: participants were ethnically diverse and did not discriminate in choosing targets for looting or destruction. Whereas the sociological literature has focused on variation in rioting across cities, we examine variation within London by mapping the residential addresses of 1,620 rioters—who were subsequently arrested and charged—on to 25,022 neigh...

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In Press
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/sf/sov052

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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Social Forces
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EISSN:
1534-7605
ISSN:
0037-7732
Language:
English

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