The Migration and Settlement of Refugees in Britain

Author: A. Bloch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230501389

Category: Political Science

Page: 229

View: 5061

The increase in the number of asylum seekers arriving in Europe has placed the issue of migration high on the policy agendas of national governments and the European Union. This book analyzes the impact of policy on the social and economic settlement of refugees in Britain in that context. The issues explored include: current UK and EU migration policy; the history of migration to Britain and policy responses; theories of migration and migrant settlement; social and economic settlement of refugees in Britain - including language, employment, social networks, the migratory process, community, development and policy recommendations.

Spreading the Costs of Asylum Seekers

A Critical Assessment of Dispersal Policies in Germany and Britain

Author: Christina Boswell

Publisher: N.A


Category: Asylum, Right of

Page: 48

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The Use and Abuse of Political Asylum in Britain and Germany

Author: Liza Schuster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135761833

Category: Political Science

Page: 310

View: 5883

All European states have the legal right to grant asylum but only Germany is obliged by law to do so. Liza Schuster contributes to the asylum debate primarily in the area of comparative politics in this study of British and German policies on asylum practice.

The State of the World's Refugees, 1997-98

A Humanitarian Agenda

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198293095

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

View: 4121

During the last few years millions of people fleeing from communal violence, political persecution, and other human rights abuses have been forced to abandon their homes. In a disturbing number of situations, mass expulsions and population relocations have been explicitly used by states and other actors as a means of exerting political and territorial control. While the plight of uprooted populations continues to be a matter of pressing humanitarian concern, the problem of forced displacement has also assumed a much broader political significance. Refugee movements are undoubtedly a symptom of the injustices and inequities which afflict our world, but they also have an increasingly significant impact on the search for regional and global security. This invaluable book from UNHCR analyzes the international community's evolving response to the problem of forced displacement, focusing on issues such as the rights of asylum seekers, the protection of refugees and internally displaced people, the challenge of repatriation and reintegration, and the reduction of statelessness. In addition to providing a comprehensive examination of these crucially important humanitarian issues, the report presents a wide range of case studies, maps, statistics, and other reference material, describing the state of the world's uprooted people and the world's repsonse to their plight. Essential reading for decision-makers, journalists, aid agency personnel, as well as scholars and students, The State of the World's Refugees 1997 provides the definitive, detailed, and up-to-date analysis of the plight of the world's many millions of displaced people.

The European Union and migrant labour

Author: Gareth Dale,Mike Cole

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 9781859739600

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 323

View: 8613

The 'problem' of migration haunts Europe today. Spectres of floods of migrants are deployed in justification of the ever tougher walls of what some observers fear is becoming 'Fortress Europe'. In response, a growing critical literature on nationalism and racism in Europe has arisen. However, much of this discussion has remained eclectic and there is a lack of attention to the overall social processes within which migrations occur. This book fills a gap in the present literature on the European Union and gathers together some of the richest recent Marxist-inspired writing on migration. It suggests that immigration is not the problem it is frequently made out to be but rather it is immigration control and racism that require problematizing. Authors trace the contradictions between human rights and restrictions on movement, citizenship, work and social benefits to broader dynamics of capitalist development and argue that the politics of inclusion and exclusion are deeply rooted in the ideology and practices of captialism. Contributors take a critical look at the pressures guiding policy-making by combining acute analyses of the overall themes of racialization, nationalism, migration, and the development of EU migration policy, with in-depth studies of most of its member states. Specialists of each country address the importance of demands for labour and political pressures for restrictions on immigration in the face of entrenched racisms and/or nationalism and examine the fundamental sources of conflict over migration control, bringing together categories of analysis such as labour markets and mobility, unemployment and globalization.

Reform in Europe

Breaking the Barriers in Government

Author: Berber Lettinga,Liesbet Heyse,Tineke Lantink,Dr Sandra Resodihardjo

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409495639

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

View: 6387

One of the most prevailing myths within the social sciences is the difficulty of achieving reform. Governments are either unwilling to push for reform or if they are willing, they are unable to do so. This volume illustrates that reform can and does happen and therefore need not by mythologized. Through carefully selected case studies, the contributions to this volume illustrate reform in several policy sectors and countries, to include the smoking bans in Ireland, public housing in the Netherlands and asylum procedures in Germany. Designed to enhance our understanding of the reform process, this volume is highly suited to the fields of public administration and policy.

Asylum Seekers and the State

The Politics of Protection in a Security-conscious World

Author: Claudia Tazreiter

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754640691

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

View: 7320

Highly topical in subject matter, Asylum Seekers and the State reveals immigration policy as a political process which has social consequences not only for the newcomer group, but also for the wider receiver society. This work considers the obligations which receiver societies have for considering refugee claims, but at the same time assesses contemporary security concerns; it also provides an introduction to the roles of non-government organizations as stake-holders in the political process. The book also offers a study of the historical and cultural context of immigration in Germany and Australia, which demonstrates the practical impact of these issues. Taking a fresh approach to the issue of asylum seekers and refugees, this book offers unique perspectives from non-state actors as significant brokers and advocates of social and political processes.

Foreign and Security Policy in the European Union

Author: Kjell A Eliassen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761956334

Category: Political Science

Page: 246

View: 6142

This book provides a comprehensive overview of why European integration in foreign and security policy has proved so difficult. The obstacles to developing the common policy in this second pillar of the European Union go to the heart of debates around the sovereignty of the nation-state. A leading group of international contributors explain how these problems arise and consider the future prospects of developing a more regional-based solution. Broadly organized around the three areas of policy, actors and issues, the first section traces the reluctant growth of EU integration in foreign and security policy as it developed from the mid-1980s. In the second section the national policies and interests that typically obstruct a

The Political Economy of Border Drawing

Arranging Legality in European Labor Migration Policies

Author: Regine Paul

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782385428

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

View: 6405

The conditions for non-EU migrant workers to gain legal entry to Britain, France, and Germany are at the same time similar and quite different. To explain this variation this book compares the fine-grained legal categories for migrant workers in each country, and examines the interaction of economic, social, and cultural rationales in determining migrant legality. Rather than investigating the failure of borders to keep unauthorized migrants out, the author highlights the different policies of each country as "border-drawing" actions. Policymakers draw lines between different migrant groups, and between migrants and citizens, through considerations of both their economic utility and skills, but also their places of origin and prospects for social integration. Overall, migrant worker legality is arranged against the backdrop of the specific vision each country has of itself in an economically competitive, globalized world with rapidly changing welfare and citizenship models.

Integration for Third Country Nationals in the European Union

The Equality Challenge

Author: Sonia Morano-Foadi,Micaela Malena

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857936824

Category: Law

Page: 432

View: 1586

This highly original book provides an innovative analysis of EU migration and asylum law and its interplay with equality issues in order to assess the current integration framework for third-country nationals and to explore future scenarios in the European Context. Integration for Third-Country Nationals in the European Union focuses on the nexus between non-discrimination based on nationality and race, and the equality clauses covering different categories of regularly residing third-country nationals within EU law. It highlights the extent to which social rights that have been formally promised to non-EU citizens are enjoyed in practice. The contributing authors Ð who are both academics and practitioners Ð also consider the link between secure residence and equal treatment, highlighting on the implementation of EU Policies in aselection of Member States. Using socio-legal and comparative methods, this study provides an overview of the models of integration and social cohesion shaped by European and national actors in order to profile the present fragmented structure of European society and to discuss future possibilities. Academics, practitioners, and students interested in EU law and migration studies will find this enriching book invaluable.

Annual Report

Author: Royal Institute of International Affairs

Publisher: N.A


Category: International relations

Page: N.A

View: 9588


Immigration in Europe

Issues, Policies and Case Studies

Author: David Turton,Julia González

Publisher: Universidad de Deusto

ISBN: 8498305128

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

View: 9820

The dynamics of migration in Europe have changed dramatically over the last few decades. Some countries, such as Ireland, Italy and Spain, are newcomers to an increasingly diverse Europe, having moved from being sources of emigration to destinations for migrants. Others such as France, Germany and the UK have many more years of experience with immigrants. Some of the biggest challenges facing Europe in the context of migration relate to irregular migration and integration by immigrants and refugees. What are the immigration needs of the different European countries? What are their labour needs? Can Europe’s existing population satisfy those labour needs? How can European countries work together to protect and improve the current refugee and asylum system? In the light of these pressing issues, it is vital that academics and NGOs work together to promote debate, research and the publication of reliable information about migration and refugees. To this end, academics, policy-makers and representatives of NGOs met at the University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain (30 January-1 February 2003) to reflect on and debate the state of immigration in Europe. The results are published in this book.

Europe, a New Immigration Continent

Policies and Politics in Comparative Perspective

Author: Dietrich Thränhardt

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783894733629

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 3246

This study illustrates the challenges that Western European nations face as they struggle to come to terms with their new situation as countries of immigration, against their historical backdrop as important countries of out-migration. Since the end of the Cold War, immigration has become one of the foremost issues of national as well as European politics. In this volume, the models and policies of the four large nations of Western Europe - France, Germany, Great Britain, and Italy - are examined within a comparative framework by leading national experts on immigration policy. Bringing together the individual countries, elements of a "negative coordination" as well as those of a united European immigration policy are evaluated with particular attention given to EU visa arrangements and the discourse centering around a border free "Schengenland" Europe. Within this context, the thinking expressed by the concept "Fortress Europe" is confronted by highlighting the demographic disparities between rich and poor nations, and concepts of future policies are presented. (Series: Studien zu Migration und Minderheiten/Studies in Migration and Minorities - Vol. 1)

Immigration Policy in Europe

The Politics of Control

Author: Virginie Guiraudon,Gallya Lahav

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136779116

Category: Political Science

Page: 205

View: 6894

Previously published as a special issue of West European Politics, this edited volume evaluates the extent to which a policy gap between inputs and outcomes exists with regard to immigration control.

Foreigners, Refugees or Minorities?

Rethinking People in the Context of Border Controls and Visas

Author: Dr Sergio Carrera,Professor Didier Bigo,Professor Elspeth Guild

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409474054

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

View: 8095

When immigration policy and the treatment of Roma collide in international relations there are surprising consequences which are revelatory of the underlying tensions between internal and external policies in the European Union. This book examines the relationship of citizenship, ethnicity and international relations and how these three aspects of the State, its people and its neighbours relate to one another. It studies the wide issue of international relations, citizenship and minority discrimination through the lens of the case study of European Roma who seek refugee status in Canada on account of their persecution in Europe. The volume assesses the relationships among citizenship, state protection and persecution and minority status, and how they can intersect with and destabilize foreign affairs. The central background to the book is the European treatment of Roma, their linkages with visa and asylum policies and their human rights repercussions . The various contributions reveal how modern liberal democracies can find themselves in contradictory positions concerning their citizens - when these are looking for protection abroad - and foreigners - in search of international protection - as a consequence of visa and pre-border surveillance policies and practices.