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Maximilian Lakitsch (Ed.)
Political Power Reconsidered
State Power and Civic Activism between Legitimacy and Violence. Peace Report 2013
Bd. 66, 2014, 272 S., 29.90 EUR, 29.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-90493-5
Greek, Spanish, and Turkish authorities arresting protesters and firing tear gas, Egyptian and Syrian governments turning off the Internet, people occupying public space in Manhattan, mass demonstrations and protest activities against corrupt regimes and unjust justice systems in Latin America: People are expressing their discontent with the political situation, demanding rights, wanting change, and attacking governmental institutions and their actors, not only in Latin America and the Middle East, but also in the United States and Central and Southern Europe.
This volume is based on articles presented at the State of Peace Conference in 2013. They all consider the question of political power by discussing various manifestations of civic discontent and state responses.
Maximilian Lakitsch is a researcher at the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR).