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Stella Maile and David Griffiths

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447306863

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447306863.001.0001

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‘Grab and go’: some sociological musings on the 2011 ‘disturbances’

‘Grab and go’: some sociological musings on the 2011 ‘disturbances’

(p.53) Three ‘Grab and go’: some sociological musings on the 2011 ‘disturbances’
Public engagement and social science

Steve Hunt

Policy Press

This chapter addresses the 2011 urban ‘disturbances’ or riots in England. It provides an overview of explanations offered by a YouGov poll carried out during the riots. It concludes that the riots constitute a relevant topic in social policy and a compass of collective values.

Keywords:   2011 riots, ‘disturbances’, YouGov poll, Social policy

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