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Politics of Globalization presents an up-to-date perspective on the kaleidoscopic politics of globalization. The authors analyze the existing definitions of capitalism and argue that globalization and the consequent growing multi-polarity in world politics is not a crisis but a proliferation of capitalisms. This network of capitalisms becomes the framework of the politics of the new globalization.

Chapter 9: Policing Anti-Globalization Protests: Patterns and Variations in State Responses

Policing Anti-Globalization Protests: Patterns and Variations in State Responses
Policing anti-globalization protests: Patterns and variations in state responses
Tomás MacSheoin and NicolaYeates

Police in black fatigues and riot gear or unidentifiable under tinted visors or masks are, like it or not, a statement about the state of democracy. (de Lint 2005: 189)

Introduction: Mayday in Dublin

If you were to believe the newspapers, on Mayday 2004, Dublin was faced with grave dangers. The European summit to welcome the new accession members was to take place in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. The local Dublin Grassroots Network announced plans for protests against the summit meeting. The local media had a field day: the local edition of the News of the World on 4 April warned ‘Anarchist army plot bloodbath in Ireland’, ...

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