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Ferguson: Returning to Popular Sovereignty through Rhetorical Protest

Journal: Media Watch (Vol.7, No. 3)

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Page : 354-362

Keywords : Popular sovereignty; Ferguson; surveillance; Black Lives Matter;

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Riots broke out in Ferguson, Missouri (USA) after a white police officer shot and killed a black citizen of Ferguson. We explain how a breakdown of popular sovereignty in Ferguson contributed to the preexisting hostility in Ferguson. The rhetorical appeal of "Black Lives Matter" will hopefully lead to the restoration of a democratic municipal government in Ferguson and trust among its citizens

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