Protest Project: An Analysis of Public Assembly Rights and Anti-Riot Technology in the UK, USA, and Brazil

Comparative analysis from Brazil, the US, and the UK will underpin a study of political protest and state responses as processes disruptive to global order.
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The past three years has seen a global upswell in the number of protests. These disruptive protests have raised important questions about the nature of global order.

While the existing literature tends to focus on actors, motivations, resources and tactics of dissent, scholars need a better understanding of the tensions between authorities maintaining public order and protecting the human right of public assembly. To address this gap, this project will develop an interdisciplinary and international research team in Brazil, the US, and the UK, to study political protest and state responses to protest as a global phenomenon.

Principal Investigator: Professor Jonathan Havercroft, University of Southampton

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