Localization of military bases and opposition movements: the case of Vicenza. What happens if local people oppose an apparently unquestionable military decision? This paper examines the structure and the spatiality of social movements in opposition to "sovereign" decisions related to the installation of U.S. military bases abroad. Therefore, it analyzes the decision making process linked to the location of military bases, the effects of military presence in foreign territory and its opposition. It examines the case of the "No Dal Molin" movement, born in 2006 against the project of new U.S. military installations in the area of Vicenza (Venetia region). This paper combines two fields of research: the critical military geography and more recent literature on social movements.
|Translated title of the contribution||Localization of military bases and opposition movements: the case of Vicenza|
|Journal||Rivista Geografica Italiana|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|