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dc.contributor.authorJackson, Sandy Sandhya
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-25
dc.date.available2020-06-25
dc.date.issued2020en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2123/22674
dc.description.abstractIn February 2019, the Australian government announced that there were no longer any children in offshore immigration detention. The influence of the Australian refugee advocacy movement on this outcome is important to understand because of its relevance to the global refugee crisis in which children continue to be detained across the world. My thesis examines how the Australian refugee advocacy movement has tried to create legal and social change for children in immigration detention using strategic litigation and grassroots advocacy. Cases are analysed to critically evaluate the success of lawyers in the courtroom to challenge an intransigent government determined to pursue its harsh policies. The mass mobilisation of activists and their efforts to shift public and political opinion are also examined. Drawing on the wider socio-legal literature and notably the work of McCann, the integrated legal mobilisation framework is proposed. It consists of capabilities and practical grassroots strategies, and provides an in-depth and evidenced way of understanding the influence of the Australian refugee advocacy movement in helping to achieve the release of children from immigration detention. Data from 41 interviews from refugee advocacy groups, activists, lawyers, doctors, journalists, bureaucrats, policy advisors, and politicians are used to evaluate how the capabilities and strategies have been used by the refugee advocacy movement to help create legal and social change for children in immigration detention. The integrated legal mobilisation framework is the most important novel contribution of my thesis. With further testing, the proposed framework may develop more universal importance as social movements continue to fight similar battles across the world.en_AU
dc.language.isoenen_AU
dc.publisherUniversity of Sydneyen_AU
dc.rightsThe author retains copyright of this thesis. It may only be used for the purposes of research and study. It must not be used for any other purposes and may not be transmitted or shared with others without prior permission.en_AU
dc.subjectchildren in immigration detentionen_AU
dc.subjectrefugee advocacy movementen_AU
dc.subjectrefugeeen_AU
dc.subjectlegal mobilisationen_AU
dc.subjectgrassroots advocacyen_AU
dc.subjectstrategic litigationen_AU
dc.titleThe Power of Activism: Creating Legal and Social Change for Children in Immigration Detentionen_AU
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.thesisDoctor of Philosophyen_AU
usyd.facultySeS faculties schools::The University of Sydney Law Schoolen_AU
usyd.degreeDoctor of Philosophy Ph.D.en_AU
usyd.awardinginstThe University of Sydneyen_AU
usyd.advisorCrock, Mary


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