25 years of protest: migration control and the power of local activism

Gill, N., Fisher, D. and Hynes, J. (2019) 25 years of protest: migration control and the power of local activism. Geography, 104(3), pp. 134-140. (doi: 10.1080/00167487.2019.12094076)

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In this article we argue that local activist interventions can have far-reaching implications on national and international levels. We conceptualise our approach with reference to geographers' notions of ‘glocalisation’, which emphasise the connectivity between global and local scales. We illustrate our argument with the example of the Close Campsfield Campaign, a local activist group who work to end immigration detention. Their 25-year campaign illustrates the potential individuals have to take local action, which then reverberates way beyond its immediate context.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fisher, Dr Dan
Authors: Gill, N., Fisher, D., and Hynes, J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Journal Name:Geography
Publisher:Geographical Association
ISSN (Online):2043-6564
Published Online:11 August 2020

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