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turf politics

  Political activity by a neighbourhood\'s residents involved in resisting proposed changes to their locality. Such activity is usually very local in scale and involves responses to changes in either the built environment (e.g. a new road through a suburb — see NIMBY) or an area\'s socio-economic characteristics (cf. invasion and succession). (RJJ)

Suggested Reading Cox, K.R. 1989: The politics of turf and the question of class. In J. Wolch and M.J. Dear, eds, The power of geography: how territory shapes social life. Boston: Unwin Hyman, 61-90 .



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