chapter  8
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Conclusions

This book began by focusing on the violence that broke out during the anti-G8 march at Gleneagles in July 2005. Later that year, we saw ample evidence that public disorder is not constrained by cultural or international boundaries when urban rioting flared up, firstly, in neighbouring France, and then in faraway Australia. As a prelude to reviewing the contents of previous chapters and bringing together their policy implications, the following conclusions are preceded by brief summaries of the French and Australian riots which help to reiterate this book’s abiding theme: that police methods implemented, not only during but also in the build-up to disorder, are pivotal to its instigation and development.