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ESRC Seminar Series Seminar One Conflict in space and place - accommodation and planning issues for Gypsies and Travellers Dr Jo Richardson

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1 ESRC Seminar Series Seminar One Conflict in space and place - accommodation and planning issues for Gypsies and Travellers Dr Jo Richardson November 2012 Hugh Aston Building, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

2 Discourse Framework Impact of discourse from planners, politicians and press Ongoing representation of Gypsies and Travellers (BFGW and others) + flashpoint consultations = conflict Conflict necessary (‘hot change’ Laws) to break status quo but how can Gypsy voice be heard? Need for a mediation approach to avoid hostile large-scale public meetings.

3 Controlling discourse

4 Mess and complexity in discourse

5 Flashpoints: Discourse as action (Meriden) accessed 17 th April 2011

6 Discussants Key facilitator: Simon Ruston Jo Richardson Professor David Laws Michael Hargreaves Julian Rendall Ryan Erfani-Ghettani

7 In Partnership with


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