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New Labour and community protests: The case of the Govanhill swimming pool campaign, Glasgow

Mooney, Gerry and Fyfe, Nick (2006). New Labour and community protests: The case of the Govanhill swimming pool campaign, Glasgow. Local Economy, 21(2) pp. 136–150.

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Taking the case study of a community based protest against the closure of a swimming pool in Glasgow, this paper seeks to raise important critical questions about some of the key ideas informing New Labour's urban policy agenda: social capital and active community. It argues that normative notions of active citizenship seriously conflict with bottom-up community protests, highlighting in the process issues of power and inequality. Against claims that New Labour is promoting government through community, here we claim that in the context of this community protest, there was government against community.

Item Type: Article
ISSN: 0269-0942
Keywords: Scotland; Glasgow; social capital; active community; community resistance;
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC)
Item ID: 17683
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Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2009 10:03
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 10:26
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