Rioting in the UK and France: A comparative analysis

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The broad aim of this book is to provide a general basis for comparatively analysing and understanding the French riots of October/November 2005 and the British disorders which occurred in the spring/summer of 2001. British attempts to analyse and remedy the underlying causes of the riots constitute a potentially valuable resource to French academics, practitioners and policy makers. In turn, the French experience provides a fertile basis for re-applying, testing and enhancing existing theory and policy. The book consists of a highly coherent, theoretically rich and thematically comprehensive collection of chapters which provide an unparalleled description and comparative analysis of the French and British riots, along with social policy recommendations to help to address the underlying issues.