EUROPE: DRESS REHEARSAL FOR REVOLUTION
My first reaction was to smile paternally at this piece. But then I remembered a recent French piece on the same theme. Obama seems to have pushed crime off the radar for a while, but there is a European tradition of mass unrest. What did the theorists say? Its relative deprivation that matters..when expectations continue to rise but the economy/government’s ability declines is when political violence/ revolutionary ferment occurs. Well, this is a classic case, surely. What goes around comes around…Maybe its time to be less complacent. What is the role of organised crime in times of relative deprivation? Anyone fancy joining me to see if we can get a research grant?????