In the latest issue of Race & Class, the lead article ‘Four days in August: the UK riots’ examines reports and inquiries conducted in the aftermath of last summer’s disturbances.
Professor Lee Bridges comments on the failure of government to consider the deeper structural causes of the riots in August 2011. Instead it has chosen to criticise what it sees as the breakdown of the family and the lack of moral character of young people. By ignoring the surveillance and over-policing of black and Asian young people, the government and the Met failed to address the political alienation of the young.
- Outward bound: transnational capitalism in China by Jerry Harris
- Life and death in the borderlands: Indian sovereignty and military impunity by Shubh Mathur
- ‘Missionaries of the new era’: neoliberalism and NGOs in Palestine by Sibille Merz
- ‘To make a better world tomorrow’: St. Clair Drake and the Quakers of Pendle Hill by Andrew Rosa
- After Lawrence: racial violence and policing in the UK by Jon Burnett
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