The missing citizenship: psychology and riots

Hylton, Patrick and Goddard, Paul (2012) The missing citizenship: psychology and riots. ATP Today (2). ISSN 0305-7607

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Abstract

In an analysis of the riots, looting and damage that took place between 6-10 August 2011, Reicher & Stott (2011)
stated these events were not simply mindless criminality or the irrational mentality of mob. Rather, they highlighted four key concepts to understanding the events: people’s
grievances, lack of opportunity, empowerment and shared identity. While this analysis is impressive, this
present paper wants to highlight a concept in need of much more psychological enquiry, and which can be related to these and other events.

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Additional Information:In an analysis of the riots, looting and damage that took place between 6-10 August 2011, Reicher & Stott (2011) stated these events were not simply mindless criminality or the irrational mentality of mob. Rather, they highlighted four key concepts to understanding the events: people’s grievances, lack of opportunity, empowerment and shared identity. While this analysis is impressive, this present paper wants to highlight a concept in need of much more psychological enquiry, and which can be related to these and other events.
Keywords:Citizenship, Riots
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C890 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:6040
Deposited By: Alison Wilson
Deposited On:09 Aug 2012 21:39
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 09:12

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