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The Healthcare Community and Australian Immigration Detention: The Case for Non-Violent Resistance

The Healthcare Community and Australian Immigration Detention: The Case for Non-Violent Resistance

Essex, Ryan ORCID: 0000-0003-3497-3137 (2020) The Healthcare Community and Australian Immigration Detention: The Case for Non-Violent Resistance. Palgrave Macmillan/Springer Nature, Singapore. ISBN 978-9811575365 (In Press)

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Abstract

Australia has one of the harshest immigration detention regimes in the world, labelled cruel and degrading and a crime against humanity, these policies have been widely condemned. This book calls for a shift in how the healthcare community approaches Australian immigration detention, calling for non-violent resistance to be incorporated in future efforts that seek change. Fundamentally, such an approach recognises that if change is to be realised a shift is needed beyond evidence and reasoned argument; future efforts need to confront injustice, resisting and undermining what creates and sustains these policies. This book provides a rationale for such action and considers the justification of three different ‘types’ of action in detail; strike action, whistleblowing and principled disobedience.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: refugee, asylum seeker, human rights, non-violent resistance, civil disobedience, whistleblowing, strike
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Department of Adult Nursing & Paramedic Science
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/29653

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