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Out of the ashes : Britain after the riots

Author: David Lammy
Publisher: London : Guardian, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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1. The thin blue line -- Why the police can't do it alone -- 2. Shameless -- The spectre of the `underclass' -- 3. Nine to five -- Making work worthwhile -- 4. Boys' night out -- Why young men go bad -- 5. Loot -- Why risk prison for a pair of trainers? -- 6. Rights and wrongs -- Common decency versus the letter of the law -- 7. Banged up -- Punishment versus rehabilitation -- 8. Black and white -- Why the riots  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Lammy
ISBN: 9780852652671 0852652674
OCLC Number: 757147571
Description: 266 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. The thin blue line --
Why the police can't do it alone --
2. hameless --
Spectre of the ùnderclass' --
3. Nine to five --
Making work worthwhile --
4. Boys' night out --
Why young men go bad --
5. Loot --
Why risk prison for a pair of trainers? --
6. Rights and wrongs --
Common decency versus the letter of the law --
7. Banged up --
Punishment versus rehabilitation --
8. Black and white --
Why the riots could have been even worse --
9. Banks and bureaucrats --
Giving power back to people.
Responsibility: by David Lammy.

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Analyses the causes of the riots of 2011 and their implications for the future. This book draws on his experience of growing up in Tottenham - the area he now represents and the place where the riots  Read more...

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"One of the best political books of 2012." --Mark D'Arcy, "BBC Politics Online""His book is rooted in his own experiences and those of his constituents; his passion for them, and for their troubles, Read more...

 
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