RAP’s significance to the formation of the British Abolitionist movement

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Abstract

Ryan's accounts derive from his commitment to ensure the existence and contribution RAP made to the formation of a British abolitionist movement is not ignored and forgotten. In keeping with Ryan's sentiment, this chapter will restate the contribution made by RAP in helping galvanise a British abolitionist movement during the 1970s and 1980s. To be clear, the argument made in this chapter as to the pivotal role RAP played in crystallising a British abolitionist movement in the 1970s has less to do with any tangible successes the group had with the campaigns it conducted. Furthermore, academic activists helped RAP to better understand and refine its analysis of the political economy in which prisons form a pivotal element. This chapter points to the significance of RAP in helping to facilitate a British abolitionist movement.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContesting Carceral Logic: Towards Abolitionist Futures
EditorsMichael J. Coyle, Mechthild Nagel
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter18
Number of pages13
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781003161813
ISBN (Print)9780367752798, 9780367751326
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2021

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Penal Abolition and Transformative Justice
PublisherRoutledge

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