Hillsborough: The fight for accountability

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This paper examines one of the most notorious episodes in the history of English football. The death of 89 Liverpool supporters at an FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield in 1989 has been the subject of a resilient opposition to the attempts by police, legal and footballing authorities and certain media to attribute the cause of these fatalities to those who died at this event. This paper examines the weaknesses in public accountability which gave impetus to a social movement mobilised to achieve justice for those who died and their families. This is a story of justice in the face of daunting odds over almost thirty years of struggle.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCritical Perspectives on Accounting
Early online date18 May 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 18 May 2019

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • accountability
  • Hillsborough
  • policing
  • social-movements


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