Call for Papers - Academic Conference
Anonyme, Dimanche, Avril 17, 2011 - 13:55
This symposium will bring together activists, policy makers, police leaders and academics, into a neutral setting in which alternative methods will be developed.
Featured speakers will include P.A.J Waddington, a Professor from the United Kingdom Social Policy Research Institute. Please submit your proposal to Vern Redekop at: beyondcontrol @ ustpaul.ca
The following link will take you to a preview of Beyond Control: A Mutual Respect Approach to Protest-Crowd Relations by Vern Neufeld Redekop and Shirley Pare
A Mutual Respect Approach to Protest Crowd-Police Relations
From the G20 protests this June in Toronto to the recent events in North Africa, the past year has put a spotlight on protests. Pictures from the G20 in June show repeated episodes of conflict between activists and police officers. Alternatively, pictures from Egypt show the military on tanks accepting roses from protestors. These events raise questions about the role of protests in effecting social change. Beyond Control a conference studying protestor police interaction, aims to develop ways to improve protestor-police relations. The conference will be held at Saint Paul University in Ottawa from October 23 - 25, 2011. This symposium will bring together activists, policy makers, police leaders and academics, into a neutral setting in which alternative methods will be developed.
Featured speakers will include P.A.J Waddington, a Professor from the United Kingdom Social Policy Research Institute.
Members from the organizing committee include professor Vern Neufeld Redekop, the author of Beyond Control: a Mutual Respect Paradigm between Protestors and Police and the former Deputy Police Chief of Ottawa, Larry Hill and M.A students Krista Schneider, Jay Heisler and Chris Blackmore, who have experience with protest movements.
We are currently seeking papers, workshops and proposals along the thematic following topics:
- What should a pan-Canadian policy incorporate for policing methods used in protests?
- What aspects of police training need to be altered to set the tone for a respectful interaction between police officers and social activists?
- What can be attributed to the different approaches to policing protests between different police forces?
- How does federal, provincial and municipal governance effect the
- How can Canada become a world leader in developing methods for
- What are the trends and changes in protest activity?
2) International Context
- What nations demonstrate enlightened methods of policing protests?
- Does the policing of ‘G20’ protests differ from policing methods used in other contexts?
- How can policing methodology enhance or negate political causes of activists?
- What are the major issues of social change protestors are advocating?
3) Social Media Tools and Media Coverage
- How have social media tools changed how social activists and police forces plan for protests?
- Have social media tools strengthened protests?
- What is the impact of media coverage on social change
- How have protests been framed in the media?
- Can the media contribute to mutual understanding between protestors and
- How can activists and police initiate trust and mutual respect between each respective group?
- How can activists and police officers deal with the ‘spoilers’ of each group?
- How can police officers balance their orders with broader social demands?
- How can activists balance the beliefs of their cause with respect to others who hold a different perspective on the matter?
- 300 word abstracts should be submitted by June 1, 2011. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by August 1, 2011. Abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats, following this order:
a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract
Abstracts should be sent to:
Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge the receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted.
Please submit your proposal to Vern Redekop at: beyo...@ustpaul.ca The following link will take you to a preview of Beyond Control: A Mutual Respect
Approach to Protest-Crowd Relations by Vern Neufeld Redekop and Shirley Pare
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