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dc.contributor.authorButler, Chrisen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-12T01:32:09Z
dc.date.available2018-10-12T01:32:09Z
dc.date.issued2017en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9781315666525en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.4324/9781315666525en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/351665
dc.description.abstractIn recent years, the physical and cultural usage of space has been widely acknowledged as a crucial element in the strategic armoury of radical politics. The explosive challenges to state power that marked the rebellions of the Arab Spring, the challenges to capital in movements such as Occupy and the massive demonstrations against the neoliberal constitutionalisation of austerity by the Aganaktismenoi in Greece, the Spanish Indignados and the Nuit Debout movement across France, are all prominent examples of this phenomenon (Douzinas 2012; Guardiola-Rivera 2012). The use of public space by each of these ‘occupying’ movements has been materially and symbolically central to their challenges to existing political and legal orders (Wall 2012). Of course the political uses of space have also been intrinsic to the emergence of innumerable social movements which extend beyond these instances of public assembly. A classic Australian example is the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, established in 1972 on the lawn in front of Old Parliament House in Canberra. This extended campsite on land at the centre of the national capital has not only operated as a public demand for the formal recognition of Aboriginal land rights, but is in itself an open-ended assertion of ‘the authority of a sovereign people to use their land’ without seeking permission (Iveson 2014, 253). Another example of the politicisation of the inhabitance of space can be seen in the struggles against evictions and campaigns for the provision of public housing by the South African shack dwellers’ movement Abahlali baseMjondolo (Pithouse 2009; 2010).en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781317355373/chapters/10.4324%2F9781315666525-16en_US
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleSpaces of Justice: Peripheries, Passages, Appropriationsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofchapter6en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom105en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto121en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode180199en_US
dc.titleSpace, politics, justiceen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Book Chapters (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeB - Book Chaptersen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, Griffith Law Schoolen_US
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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