The Criminalization of Political Dissent

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This challenging new book series explores the way governments since 9/11 from across the political spectrum intensified their efforts to criminalize both traditional and new forms of digital political dissent. The series will features major contributions from the social sciences, law and legal studies, media studies and philosophy to document what happens when governments choose to regard activists campaigning for increased government transparency and accountability, environmental sustainability, social justice, human rights and pro-democracy as engaging in illegal activities.

The book series explores the legal, political and ethical implications when governments engage habitually in mass electronic and digital surveillance, outlaw freedom of movement real and virtual public assembly and prosecute digital activists. The books in this series are a ‘must read’ for anyone interested in the future of democracy.

  • Criminalizing Dissent: The Liberal State and the Problem of Legitimacy book cover

    Criminalizing Dissent

    The Liberal State and the Problem of Legitimacy, 1st Edition

    By Rob Watts

    While liberal-democratic states like America, Britain and Australia claim to value freedom of expression and the right to dissent, they have always actually criminalized dissent. This disposition has worsened since 9/11 and the 2008 Great Recession. This ground-breaking study shows that just as…

    Hardback – 2019-07-29 
    Routledge
    The Criminalization of Political Dissent

  • Shooting the Messenger: Criminalising Journalism book cover

    Shooting the Messenger

    Criminalising Journalism, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Fowler

    If the Al-Qaeda terrorists who attacked the United States in 2001 wanted to weaken the West, they achieved their mission by striking a blow at the heart of democracy. Since 9/11 governments including those of the USA, the UK, France and Australia have introduced tough, intimidating …

    Paperback – 2018-04-06
    Routledge
    The Criminalization of Political Dissent

  • Governing Youth Politics in the Age of Surveillance book cover

    Governing Youth Politics in the Age of Surveillance

    1st Edition

    Edited by Maria T. Grasso, Judith Bessant

    Drawing on case studies from around the world, contributors to this ground-breaking book explore a major contemporary paradox: on the one hand, young people today are at the forefront of political campaigns promoting social rights and ethical ideas that challenge authoritarian orders and elite…

    Hardback – 2018-02-14
    Routledge
    The Criminalization of Political Dissent