Prosecution and radical discourse during the 1790s: The case of the Scottish sedition trials

Davis, M. T. (2005) Prosecution and radical discourse during the 1790s: The case of the Scottish sedition trials. International Journal of The Sociology of Law, 33 3: 148-158. doi:10.1016/j.ijsl.2005.09.001


Author Davis, M. T.
Title Prosecution and radical discourse during the 1790s: The case of the Scottish sedition trials
Journal name International Journal of The Sociology of Law   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0194-6595
ISBN 0194-6595; 1095-9262
Publication date 2005-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ijsl.2005.09.001
Volume 33
Issue 3
Start page 148
End page 158
Total pages 11
Editor J. Carrier
S. Savage
Place of publication U.K.
Publisher Elsevier (Thomson Scientific)
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subject C1
430107 History - British
780108 Behavioural and cognitive sciences
18 Law and Legal Studies
1801 Law
Abstract This essay looks at the sedition trials in Scotland during the 1790s to examine how prosecution was exploited by radicals as a forum for political expression. As the government instituted a concerted campaign against radical activism, an increasing number of reformers faced trial on sedition and treason in this period. The courtroom emerged as an alternative venue for political discourse and this essay will explore some of the ways by which radicals challenged the dominant discursive and performative elements of trial proceedings. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Law
Sociology
Popular Politics
Radicalism
Discourse
Political Trials
Turnout
Q-Index Code C1

 
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