Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Pre-emption of Resistance: Occupy Oakland and the Evolution of State Power
by Behbehanian, Laleh, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2016, 283; 10190289
Abstract (Summary)

This dissertation aims to contribute to our understanding of contemporary state strategies targeting social movements by examining the case of Occupy Oakland. Emphasizing how state strategies, both tactical and discursive, dynamically evolve through their iterative relation to movement strategies, it presents a detailed empirical account that is disaggregated into three “moments”, each of which are characterized by the predominance of a distinct state strategic repertoire. The objective is to highlight an underlying transformation through which the state’s strategies evolve from being highly reactive, indiscriminate and vulnerable to spectacularization to becoming increasingly pre-emptive, targeted and discursively buttressed. (Abstract shortened by ProQuest.)

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Burawoy, Michael B.
Commitee: Burawoy, Michael B., Ray, Raka, Tugal, Cihan Z., Watts, Michael J.
School: University of California, Berkeley
Department: Sociology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-A 78/06(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Sociology, Criminology
Keywords: Occupy oakland, Protest policing, Repression, Social movements, State power
Publication Number: 10190289
ISBN: 9781369558241
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