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Crowds in the 21st Century


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Foreword David Canter 1. Contextualising the crowd in contemporary social science John Drury and Clifford Stott 2. The Madrid bombings and popular protest: misinformation, counter-information, mobilisation and elections after '11-M' Cristina Flesher Fominaya 3. Public order policing in South Yorkshire, 1984-2011: the case for a permissive approach to crowd control David P. Waddington 4. Post G20: The challenge of change, implementing evidence-based public order policing James Hoggett and Clifford Stott 5. The crowd as a psychological cue to in-group support for collective action against collective disadvantage Martijn van Zomeren and Russell Spears 6. Crowd disasters: a socio-technical systems perspective Rose Challenger and Chris W. Clegg 7. Part of the solution, not the problem: the crowd's role in emergency response Jennifer Cole, Montine Walters and Mark Lynch 8. The experience of collective participation: shared identity, relatedness and emotionality Fergus Neville and Stephen Reicher 9. On modelling the influence of group formations in a crowd Gerta Koester, Michael Seitz, Franz Treml, Dirk Hartmann and Wolfram Klein 10. Contributions of social science to agent-based models of building evacuation B. E. Aguirre, Sherif El-Tawil, Eric Best, Kimberly B. Gill and Vladimir Fedorov 11. Mass action and mundane reality: an argument for putting crowd analysis at the centre of the social sciences Stephen Reicher

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John Drury is Reader in Social Psychology at the University of Sussex, UK. His research interests include mass emergency behaviour and empowerment in collective action. He has carried out research on crowd behaviour at the July 7th London bombings, anti-poll tax and anti-roads protests, and collective responses to the 2010 Chile earthquake among other crowd events. His work on collective resilience in crowds has been used by a number of organizations including the Department of Health. He convenes a module on the psychology of crowd safety management at Buckinghamshire New University, High Wycombe, UK. Clifford Stott is Principal Research Fellow in Security and Justice in the School of Law at the University of Leeds, UK.

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