“Thoughts on a Neglected Category of Social Movement Participant: The Agent Provocateur and the Informant”

by Gary Marx



“This article considers the hitherto unexplored phenomenon of the informant as used by authorities in their response to social movements. The origins and motives of informants, their roles in radical groups, and factors conducive to their becoming agents provocateurs are explored. Suggestions for further research and conclusions about the effects of using informants are offered.”

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One Response to Provoca

  1. philo says:

    i’m a little suspicious of anyone named Marx, but very suspicious about anyone out of MIT and HCCJ 😉

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