Thesis Submission Date
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2012 Jonathan Sutton-Day
This article is about the causes of riots and collective social violence. The root causes are explored within context to the theoretical framework of social identity theory. The root causes were attributed to being caused by socioeconomic, ethnic and racial differences among individuals, especially immigrants and racial minorities. Also, the mass media and neglectful governments were partly to blame. We also propose a few viable solutions with regards to achieving better social cohesion through improved government interaction, the role of multinational corporations and the fostering of social tolerance.
Sutton-Day, Jonathan, "Endorsing Solidarity: Root Causes of Riots & Viable Solutions" (2012). CMC Senior Theses. Paper 475.