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Resurgent Triads? Democratic mobilization and organized crime in Hong Kong

Abstract:

On 3 October 2014, peaceful pro-democracy protestors were attacked by thugs in Mong Kok, a working-class neighbourhood of Hong Kong. Using this event, we explore whether the attackers came from the same neighbourhood and mobilized to protect their illegal business activities, and whether the attackers were affiliated to the Triads. We conclude that the attackers were low-level Triads affiliates from outside Mong Kok and were paid to attack the protesters. While several scholars have suggested...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1177/0004865817698191

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Sociology
Oxford college:
Linacre College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology Journal website
Volume:
51
Issue:
1
Pages:
23-39
Publication date:
2017-03-17
Acceptance date:
2017-02-15
DOI:
EISSN:
1837-9273
ISSN:
0004-8658
Pubs id:
pubs:745788
URN:
uri:f9b32ba8-65c0-4129-aab8-98a013177bb5
UUID:
uuid:f9b32ba8-65c0-4129-aab8-98a013177bb5
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pubs:745788

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