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17:30 - 19:00 6 November 2014

The blurred lines of democracy: Protest and disobedience in civil societies


AV Hill LT 131 - Medical Sciences Building | Medical Sciences and Anatomy Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

David Aaronovitch, Journalist, Author, Broadcaster
Donatella Della Porta, Professor of Sociology, European University Institute

This event will be examining the role of civil disobedience and protests in democracies through taken the recent protests/riots that have taken place in different parts of the world as reference. Such as London riots in 2011, Gezi Park events in Istanbul in 2013, and recently Ferguson and currently Hong Kong protests. In many of these events we have witnessed severe police-protester clashes. The topic 'Blurred lines of democracy' explores the extent and scope of the protests and civil disobedience in civil societies. What the role and response of the government should be when in turns out to be illegal riots/violent protests and how an effective solution can be found?


Dimitrios Kraniotis
+44 (0)20 7679 4902 | d.kraniotis@ucl.ac.uk


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