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Balancing Legitimacy, Exceptionality and Accountability: On Foreign-national Offenders' Reluctance to Engage in Anti-deportation Campaigns in the UK

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This paper addresses the lack of collective political action and engagement in protests and anti-deportation campaigns (ADCs) on the part of foreign-national offenders facing deportation from the UK. Taking ADC guidelines from migrant support groups, and drawing on ethnographic fieldwork conducted in London, I show that the circumstances of foreign-national offenders, and in particular their own understandings of their removal, appear incompatible with open political action and with the broad...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Law, Centre for Criminology
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Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies Journal website
Volume:
41
Issue:
4
Pages:
563-579
Publication date:
2015
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EISSN:
1469-9451
ISSN:
1369-183X
URN:
uuid:ed76afc2-dcc1-4edd-85d9-26e8bae41582
Source identifiers:
489750
Local pid:
pubs:489750

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