Barcelona Metròpolis 119 - Violències urbanes

N119 - Jul 21

Urban violences

Many cities have witnessed the emergence of new forms of protest that often end in riots. The protesters are mostly young people expressing malaise. What’s behind these outbreaks of violence?

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Il·lustració © Nicolás Aznárez
Urban violencesRecognising and managing conflicts

In recent years, we have witnessed the emergence of new forms of protest that have often spiralled into street violence. They are different types of outbursts that...

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Urban violencesThe new social violence

The social sciences often associate the violence that is manifested on the street with an organisation, a social movement or an ideology. The new forms of protest are...

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Urban violencesA security model that builds trust

Does the paradigm of traditional security, with territorial integrity, national sovereignty and public order as assets to be protected, suffice to tackle emerging...

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Urban violencesViolence, amidst noise and silence

We cannot discuss the violence of young people without considering the position or the discourses on the basis of which they have previously felt violated. Violence...

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Urban violencesChanges and trends in the perception of security

Conflict is inherent to life in society, and the pursuit of security in coexistence is a universal need. Zero risk is impossible. The causes of conflict evolve and,...

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Urban violencesBehind Barcelona’s barricades

Does the burning of rubbish bins as a form of protest on the streets of Barcelona correspond to flames of social revolt that evoke the spirit of the Rose of Fire? Or...

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Urban violencesThe Pablo Hasél ruckus

Certain collective actions carried out in the streets and squares of our cities are expressions of defiance that can take the conflictive nature, by definition, of...

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