Political Power Reconsidered

State Power and Civic Activism between Legitimacy and Violence. Peace Report 2013

Edited by: Maximilian Lakitsch

Around the world, people have been expressing their discontent with political situations, demanding rights, wanting change, and attacking governmental institutions and their actors. Greek, Spanish, and Turkish authorities have arrested protesters and fired tear gas. Egyptian and Syrian governments have turned off the Internet. People have occupied public spaces in Manhattan. Mass demonstrations and protest activities have taken place against corrupt regimes and unjust justice systems. This book is based on articles presented at the State of Peace Conference in 2013. These essays all consider the question of political power by discussing various manifestations of civic discontent and state responses. (Series: Dialog: Contributions to Peace Research - Vol. 66)

Publication Date: 4/2/2014
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643904935