publication . Article . Other literature type . 2009

Governmental mobility : the power effects of the movement of detained asylum seekers around Britain's detention estate.

Gill, Nicholas;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2009 Journal: Political Geography, volume 28, pages 186-196 (issn: 0962-6298, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United Kingdom
This paper explores the ways in which mobility can have governmental effects in the context of the management of asylum seekers awaiting deportation from the UK. Drawing upon the case of Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre, a facility for the incarceration of immigration deportees near Oxford, the paper makes the case that the way asylum seekers are moved between detention centres within the UK has implications for the way they are represented to both asylum activists and asylum sector employees, causing them to choose to use their influence differently by with-holding the support that they might otherwise provide. The constant moving and repositioning o...
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