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Les jeux du politique et de la transnationalité

Abstract : Urban riots are often seen as the resultants of frustration caused by the deepening of economic crises or urban problems. Quite on the contrary, we would like to show the importance of political relations in the emergence of such violence. However, the " political explanation " is too often reduced to a " one country " analysis, thus failing to explain the globalisation and the simultaneity of riots, specially conspicuous during the 1989 events. Raising the question of the transnational transmission of the repertory of actions (contestation and coercion), we suggest that the delegitimisation, for a brief moment, of massive coercion by government partly explains how it was possible for a generalisation of protests to occur not only in central and eastern Europe but also in India, the Arab countries and French-speaking Africa..
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Didier Bigo. Les jeux du politique et de la transnationalité. Cultures & conflits, L'Harmattan, 1992, pp.3-22. ⟨hal-01009713⟩

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