The Impacts of State Surveillance on Political Assembly and Association: A Socio-Legal Analysis
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- Starr, A., Fernandez, L.A., Amster, R. et al. Qual Sociol (2008) 31: 251. doi:10.1007/s11133-008-9107-z
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Based on group interviews conducted in 2006 that included 71 social justice organizations, this paper analyzes the impact of surveillance on the exercise of assembly and association rights. We link these protected legal activities with analytic frameworks from social movements scholarship in order to further a socio-legal conception of political violence against social movements.