Kerend tij: criminalisering van de kraakbeweging - Turning tides: the criminalisation of the squatting movement

Frank Van Gemert, Deanna Dadusc, Rutger Visser

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Abstract

In October 2010 squatting in the Netherlands was prohibited by law. This timing seems strange, because, in the 80s, the squatters’ movement had its heyday, with many very violent confrontations with police. Isn’t it strange that squatting is prohibited now the movement has shrunk and lost much of its significance? We investigate this criminalization of squatting by describing the rise and decline of the movement similar to the turning tide. Based on literature, media reports and our own research data, we demonstrate that the power of the parties in this process is reflected by frames, reasoning and the language they use, and by their position in the media.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-210
Number of pages16
JournalTijdschrift over Cultuur & Criminaliteit
Volume54
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012

Keywords

  • Criminalisation
  • Squatting
  • Social Movements
  • The Netherlands
  • Policing
  • Tolerance
  • Housing

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