Collaborative Workshops:
A Comparative Analysis of Recent French and British Riots

Burning car in Strasbourg, France: image by Francois Schnell, 5 November 2005
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Core Participants (British)

David Waddington, PhD (Main Applicant), is Reader in the Department of Communication Studies, Sheffield Hallam University, where he has been employed, initially as a Research Associate, since 1983.   He is the author of Contemporary Issues in Public Disorder: A Comparative and Historical Approach (Routledge, 1992) and co-author (with Chas Critcher and Karen Jones) of Flashpoints: Studies in Public Disorder (Routledge, 1989).  His Policing Public Order: Practical and Theoretical Perspectives, co-edited with Chas Critcher (Ashgate, 1996), is based on contributions made to a successful ESRC seminar series of that name.  Recently he has co-authored (with Mike King) papers on the 2001 Burnley riot and anti-globalisation protests for Policing and Society. (see vol. 14 part 2, 2004 and vol. 15 part 3, 2005 respectively).  His recent book, Policing Public Disorder - Theory and Practice was published by Willan in August 2007.

Mike King, PhD (Co-applicant), is a Research Professor in the Faculty of Law, Humanities, Development and Society at Birmingham City University.  He was previously a senior lecturer (from 1989 to 2003) in the Scarman Centre for the Study of Public Order, University of Leicester.  He is co-author (with Nigel Brearley) of Public Order Policing: Contemporary Perspectives on Strategy and Tactics (Perpetuity Press, 1996).  His recent journal articles include a single-authored piece on the policing of anti-globalisation protest in Canada (Cultures and Conflits, vol. 56, 2004) and collaborative work with David Waddington on a variety of public order issues, published in Policing and Society (see under David Waddington) and The Howard Journal (vol. 44, part 5, 2005).  He and Waddington recently contributed a chapter, 'The policing of transnational protest in Canada', to D. della Porta, A. Peterson and H. Reiter (eds) The Policing of Transnational Protest (Ashgate, 2006).

Paul Bagguley, PhD, is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Leeds.  He is the author of From Protest to Acquiescence? Political Movements of the Unemployed (Palgrave Macmillan, 1991).  He has written extensively (with Yasmin Hussain) on the subject of the 2001 Bradford riot, including: 'Conflict and cohesion: constructions of community around the 2001 "riots"', in S. Herbrecchter and M. Higgins (eds) Returning (t) Communities (Rodopi, 2006); and 'Flying the flag for England? Citizenship, religion and cultural identity among British Pakistani Muslims', in T. Abbas (ed.) Muslim Britain: Communities Under Pressure (Zed Books, 2005).  He and Hussain have recently completed a project on South East Asian women and higher education, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.  The resulting report, 'The Role of Higher Education in Providing Opportunities for Young South Asian Women', will be published by The Policy Press in 2007.

Janet Bujra, PhD is an Honorary Reader in the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford and a Senior Research Associate in the International Centre for Participation Studies. As an active member of the University’s Programme for a Peaceful City, which brings together activists, researchers and service providers to address issues arising in Bradford, and a long term resident of the city, she was involved in active dialogue following the riots of 2001 out of which this research arose. In carrying out research into a flashpoint of violence in a long-standing context of unrest, she draws on a life-time of qualitative research in Africa, especially amongst Muslims, on issues as diverse and political conflict and identity, gender and class relations and the AIDS epidemic. Relevant publications are: 'Ethnicity and class: the case of the East African Asians’ in T. Allen  and A. Thomas, (eds) Poverty and Development in the 1990s  (OU/Oxford University Press, 1992); and 'Lost in translation: The use of interpreters in fieldwork', in V. Desai and R. Potter (eds) Doing Development Research (Sage, 2006).

Yasmin Hussain, PhD, is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Leeds.  Her main publications include: Writing Diaspora: South Asian Women, Culture and Ethnicity (Ashgate, 2005).  She is also co-author (with Paul Bagguley) of 'Citizenship, ethnicity and identity: Pakistanis after the 2001 "riots"' (Sociology, vol. 39, part 3, 2004).  Along with Bagguley, she is currently preparing a book based on their research into the 2001 Bradford riots (Riotous Citizens, to be published by Ashgate in 2007).  Another jointly-authored book with Bagguley, Moving on Up: South Asian Women and Higher Education, based on their Joseph Rowntree Foundation project (see above), will be published by Trentham Books later this year.  Finally, she and Paul Bagguley have just completed a project on the impact of the 7/7 London bombings on community cohesion in Leeds, funded by the British Academy and the University of Leeds.  Publications from this include: 'Muslim responses to the 7th July bombings in London', in D. Zimmerman (ed.) Terrorism and Diaspora, forthcoming.

Virinder Kalra, PhD, is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Manchester.  He was previously a Lecturer at the University of Leicester and a Researcher for Oldham Town Council.  He is author of From Textile Mills to Taxi Ranks: Experiences of Migration, Labour and Social Change (Ashgate, 2000).  Other relevant articles include: 'How little has changed: riots in Oldham and other northern towns' (Red Pepper, July 2001); 'Riots, race and reports: Denham, Cantle Oldham and Burnley Inquiries' (Sage Race Relations Abstracts, November 2002); 'Police lore and community dis-order' in D. Mason and H. Safia-Mirza (eds) Diversity and Public Policy (Policy Press, 2003); and 'Policing BrAsians: radicalisation and the criminal justice system', in N. Ali et al. (eds) A Postcolonial People: South Asians in Britain (Hurst and Co., 2005).   

Jenny Pearce, PhD, is Professor of Latin American Politics in the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, Director of the International Centre for Participation Studies and a founder member of the Programme for a Peaceful City. In 2000/2001 she was a member of the Ouseley Commission set up to explore the problems of ethnic community relationships in Bradford District. The research on the Bradford riots comes out of many years of work in rural and urban contexts of violence in Latin America, including complex multi-ethnic contexts such as Huehuetenango, Guatemala. She has also explored the relationship between security and community policing in contexts of complex violences through a four year British Council-funded police exchange between police of Bradford and Medellin Colombia. She is convenor of a DFID funded research group on Violence and Participation for the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex Development Research Centre on Citizenship, Participation and Accountability. Amongst her recent publications are: 'Policy failure and petroleum predation: the economics of civil war debate viewed from the "warzone"', in Government and Opposition (2005); and ‘Gender socialisation and the transmission of violence through time and space’, in Global Civil Society 2006/07 (2006).

Paul Thomas, BA (Hons), is a Senior Lecturer in Youth and Community Work at Huddersfield University.  He was previously employed as Regional Youth and Campaigns Officer for the Commission for Racial Equality, and was founder-member of the Leeds Fans United Against Racism and Fascism campaign.  Now registered as a PhD student at the University of Leeds, he is exploring the nature and effectiveness of 'community cohesion' and 'anti-racism' initiatives in Oldham in the wake of the 2001 riot.

 

 

 

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