‘When I look at this van, it’s not only a van’: symbolic objects in the policing of migration

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Lowndes, Vivien; Madziva, Roda; (2016)
  • Publisher: Sage
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1177/0261018316643949
  • Subject: Go Home Van, Immigration, Interpretivist policy analysis, Irregular migrants

The ‘Go Home Van’ was the centrepiece of the UK government’s 2013 immigration enforcement campaign. Vehicles were driven around ethnically diverse London neighbourhoods clad with giant posters offering irregular migrants a choice between ‘voluntary departure’ and crimin... View more
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