Law, Community and the 2011 London Riots

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Law, Community and the 2011 London Riots. / Banakar, Reza; Lort Phillips, Alexandra.

In: Scandinavian Studies in Law, Vol. 62, 12.2016, p. 79-100.

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Banakar, Reza ; Lort Phillips, Alexandra. / Law, Community and the 2011 London Riots. In: Scandinavian Studies in Law. 2016 ; Vol. 62. pp. 79-100.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Law, Community and the 2011 London Riots

AU - Banakar, Reza

AU - Lort Phillips, Alexandra

N1 - Previously published in Nobles, R and Schiff, D (2014) Law, Society and Community (Farnham: Ashgate)

PY - 2016/12

Y1 - 2016/12

N2 - Can local communities on the margins of society be charged with the responsibility of maintaining their own social order? What type of law (if any) can bring social order to these communities? Using semi-structured interviews with social workers, police officers, lawyers and other professionals familiar with the Tottenham riots, this chapter offers an inside view into what community means in a rundown London suburb and how it is linked to law, justice, social order and identity. The interviews will help us to tease out the empirical complexity of the interplay between the public political discourse on community, the everyday reality of those who live and work in areas such as Tottenham and social order. They will also allow us to explore Roger Cotterrell’s idea of community as a source of self-governance and law.

AB - Can local communities on the margins of society be charged with the responsibility of maintaining their own social order? What type of law (if any) can bring social order to these communities? Using semi-structured interviews with social workers, police officers, lawyers and other professionals familiar with the Tottenham riots, this chapter offers an inside view into what community means in a rundown London suburb and how it is linked to law, justice, social order and identity. The interviews will help us to tease out the empirical complexity of the interplay between the public political discourse on community, the everyday reality of those who live and work in areas such as Tottenham and social order. They will also allow us to explore Roger Cotterrell’s idea of community as a source of self-governance and law.

KW - London riots

KW - cosmopolitanism

KW - social movements

KW - consumerism

KW - late modernity

KW - regulation

KW - civil society

KW - hyperindividualism

KW - identity

KW - trust

KW - community

KW - law

KW - law

KW - riots

KW - community

KW - trust

KW - identity

KW - hyperindividualism

KW - civil society

KW - regulation

KW - late modernity

KW - consumerism

KW - social movements

KW - Cosmopolitanism

M3 - Article

VL - 62

SP - 79

EP - 100

JO - Scandinavian Studies in Law

T2 - Scandinavian Studies in Law

JF - Scandinavian Studies in Law

SN - 0085-5944

ER -