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‘No place for hate’: community-led research and the geographies of Nottingham citizens’ hate crime commission

Legg, Stephen; Citizens, Nottingham


Nottingham Citizens


© 2019 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This paper recounts the Hate Crime Commission carried out in 2014 by Nottingham Citizens, a charity and community organiser. It provides an insider account of a piece of community led and co-produced research into the experiences of and under-reporting of hate crime in the city, and the relative success of the commission in forcing policy changes and inspiring future leaders and campaigns. It details a responsive methodology that evolved over the yearlong campaign, which collated over 1000 survey responses. It explores the spaces in which mobilisation took place (religious, educational, civic) and the pressure points (private and public) that were used to create change. It concludes by weighing up the successes and critiques of the commission, especially regarding the successful campaign to have misogyny recognised as a hate crime, and relates this work to ongoing attempts to conceptualise non-radical geographies of activism and community organising.


Legg, S., & Citizens, N. (2020). ‘No place for hate’: community-led research and the geographies of Nottingham citizens’ hate crime commission. Social and Cultural Geography, 1-23.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 15, 2019
Online Publication Date Dec 10, 2019
Publication Date Jan 1, 2020
Deposit Date Nov 29, 2019
Publicly Available Date Dec 13, 2019
Journal Social and Cultural Geography
Print ISSN 1464-9365
Electronic ISSN 1470-1197
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 1-23
Keywords hate crime; Nottingham; citizenship; sexuality; religion; race
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Additional Information Peer Review Statement: The publishing and review policy for this title is described in its Aims & Scope.; Aim & Scope:; Received: 2018-10-10; Accepted: 2019-10-15; Published: 2019-12-10


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