The Use and Abuse of Political Asylum in Britain and Germany

Author: Liza Schuster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135761833

Category: Political Science

Page: 310

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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.
Posted in Political Science

Transnational Families

Ethnicities, Identities and Social Capital

Author: Harry Goulbourne,Tracey Reynolds,John Solomos,Professor of Sociology in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science John Solomos,Elisabetta Zontini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135181950

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 6350

This innovative book provides an overview of the emergence of new understandings of ethnicities, identities and family forms across a number of ethnic groups, family types, and national boundaries.
Posted in Social Science

Administrative Justice and Asylum Appeals

A Study of Tribunal Adjudication

Author: Robert Thomas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847317723

Category: Law

Page: 342

View: 3200

FIRST PRIZE WINNER OF THE SLS BIRKS PRIZE FOR OUTSTANDING LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP 2011 How are we to assess and evaluate the quality of the tribunal systems that do the day-to-day work of adjudicating upon the disputes individuals have with government? This book examines how the idea of adjudicative quality works in practice by presenting a detailed case-study of the tribunal system responsible for determining appeals lodged by foreign nationals who claim that they will be at risk of persecution or ill-treatment on return to their country of origin. Over recent years, the asylum appeal process has become a major area of judicial decision-making and the most frequently restructured tribunal system. Asylum adjudication is also one of the most difficult areas of decision-making in the modern legal system. Integrating empirical research with legal analysis, this book provides an in-depth study of the development and operation of this tribunal system and of asylum decision-making. The book examines how this particular appeal process seeks to mediate the tension between the competing values under which it operates. There are chapters examining the organisation of the tribunal system, its procedures, the nature of fact-finding in asylum cases and the operation of onward rights of challenge. An examination as to how the tensions inherent in the idea of administrative justice are manifested in the context of a tribunal system responsible for making potentially life or death decisions, this book fills a gap in the literature and will be of value to those interested in administrative law and asylum adjudication.
Posted in Law

New Approaches to Migration?

Transnational Communities and the Transformation of Home

Author: Nadje Al-Ali,Khalid Koser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134523777

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 8963

This book critically evaluates the transnational communities approach to contemporary international migration. It does so through a specific focus on the relationship between 'transnational communities' and 'home'. The meaning of 'home' for international migrants is changing and evolving, as new globally-oriented identities are developed. These issues are explored through a number of central themes: the meaning of 'home' to transnational peoples, the implications of transforming these social spaces and how these have been transformed.
Posted in Political Science

Gendered Harm and Structural Violence in the British Asylum System

Author: Victoria Canning

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317520599

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

View: 6201

Britain is often heralded as a country in which the rights and welfare of survivors of conflict and persecution are well embedded, and where the standard of living conditions for those seeking asylum is relatively high. Drawing on a decade of activism and research in the North West of England, this book contends that, on the contrary, conditions are often structurally violent. For survivors of gendered violence, harm inflicted throughout the process of seeking asylum can be intersectional and compound the impacts of previous experiences of violent continuums. The everyday threat of detention and deportation; poor housing and inadequate welfare access; and systemic cuts to domestic and sexual violence support all contribute to a temporal limbo which limits women’s personal autonomy and access to basic human rights. By reflecting on evidence from interviews, focus groups, activist participation and oral history, Gendered Harm and Structural Violence provides a unique insight into the everyday impacts of policy and practice that arguably result in the infliction of further gendered harms on survivors of violence and persecution. Of interest to students and scholars of criminology, zemiology, sociology, human rights, migration policy, state violence and gender, this book develops on and adds to the expanding literatures around immigration, crimmigration and asylum.
Posted in Social Science

International Migration Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Emigration and immigration

Page: N.A

View: 5470

Quarterly journal on sociodemographic, economic, historical, political and legislative aspects of human migration and refugee movements. Each issue of IMR presents original articles, research and documentation notes, reports on key legislative developments - both national and international, an extensive bibliography and abstracting service, the International Sociological Association's International Newsletter on Migration, plus a scholarly review of new books in the field. IMR also offers annual special issues. Planned by the Editorial Board in conjunction with guest editors, each of these issues provides an extensive and comprehensive analysis of a single topic of emerging relevance in migration studies.
Posted in Emigration and immigration

Talking Politics

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political science

Page: N.A

View: 1081

Posted in Political science

In the Midst of Events

The Foreign Office Diaries and Papers of Kenneth Younger, February 1950-October 1951

Author: Sir Kenneth Gilmour Younger,Geoffrey Warner

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714656229

Category: History

Page: 123

View: 1436

"Kenneth Younger was the second-ranking minister in the Foreign Office under Ernest Bevin and Herbert Morrison from February 1950 until the Labour government's defeat in the general election of October 1951. His diaries and papers, published here for the first time, offer a unique insight into British and world politics at a time when Britain could still claim to be a world power. Younger's incisive analysis and vivid descriptions of events and personalities make this volume an essential primary source for anyone interested in the period, while his shrewd assessments of Britain's European policy and the 'special relationship' with the United States are as relevant today as they were more than half a century ago."--Jacket.
Posted in History

Seeking Scapegoats

The Coverage of Asylum in the UK Press

Author: Roy Greenslade

Publisher: Institute for Public Policy Research

ISBN: 9781860302459

Category: Asylum, Right of

Page: 39

View: 5134

Posted in Asylum, Right of

New Migrants in the UK

Education, Training and Employment

Author: Jenny Phillimore,Lisa Goodson

Publisher: Trentham Books Limited

ISBN: 9781858563503

Category: Education

Page: 213

View: 9159

The book draws on extensive empirical research to explore the education and training needs and aspirations of new migrants, their skills, qualifications, and work experiences and how these relate to education, training, and employment opportunities currently on offer in the UK. The perspectives of training providers and employers on working with new migrants are also examined. The authors conclude that the governments laissez faire approach needs to be replaced with well-targeted and resourced integration programs, and present a model for developing an effective program.
Posted in Education

Refugee Community Organisations and Dispersal

Networks, Resources and Social Capital

Author: David J. Griffiths,Nando Sigona,Roger Zetter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781861346346

Category: Political Science

Page: 246

View: 4474

Despite increased political and public interest in asylum issues in the UK, little has been written on the topic. This book, written by leading experts in the field, is the first to examine the role of refugee community organisations (RCOs) at a critical point of policy change.
Posted in Political Science

Choice

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

View: 801

Posted in Academic libraries

Sociological Abstracts

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

View: 5245

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.
Posted in Sociology

Migrating Alone

Unaccompanied and Separated Children's Migration to Europe

Author: Jyothi Kanics,Daniel Senovilla Hernández,Kristina Touzenis

Publisher: UNESCO

ISBN: 923104091X

Category: Social Science

Page: 187

View: 2462

Posted in Social Science

Asylum-Seeker and Refugee Protection in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Peregrination of a Persecuted Human Being in Search of a Safe Haven

Author: Cristiano d’Orsi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317669827

Category: Law

Page: 344

View: 5959

It is not often acknowledged that the great majority of African refugee movement happens within Africa rather than from Africa to the West. This book examines the specific characteristics and challenges of the refugee situation in Sub-Saharan Africa, offering a new and critical vision on the situation of asylum-seekers and refugees in the African continent. Cristiano d’Orsi considers the international, regional and domestic legal and institutional frameworks linked to refugee protection in Sub-Saharan Africa, and explores the contributions African refugee protection has brought to the cause on a global scale. Key issues covered in the book include the theory and the practice of non-refoulement, an analysis of the phenomenon of mass-influx, the concept of burden-sharing, and the role of freedom fighters. The book goes on to examine the expulsions of refugees and the historical role played by UNHCR in Sub-Saharan Africa. As a work which follows the persecution and legal challenges of those in search of a safe haven, this book will be of great interest and use to researchers and students of immigration and asylum law, international law, human rights, and African studies.
Posted in Law

Berlin Rules

Europe and the German Way

Author: Paul Lever

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1786721813

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 9914

In the second half of the twentieth century, Germany became the dominant political and economic power in Europe – and the arbiter of all important EU decisions. Yet Germany’s leadership of the EU is geared principally to the defence of German national interests. Germany exercises power in order to protect the German economy and to enable it to play an influential role in the wider world. Beyond that there is no underlying vision or purpose. In this book, former British ambassador in Berlin Paul Lever provides a unique insight into modern Germany. He shows how the country’s history has influenced its current economic and political structures and provides important perspectives on its likely future challenges and choices, especially in the context of the 2015 refugee crisis which saw over 1 million immigrants offered a home in Germany. As Britain prepares to leave the European Union, this book will be essential reading and suggests the future shape of a Germany dominated Europe.
Posted in History

Displacement, Asylum, Migration

The Oxford Amnesty Lectures 2004

Author: Kate E. Tunstall

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191513145

Category: Political Science

Page: 370

View: 5659

There are few issues more urgently in need of intelligent analysis both in the UK and elsewhere than those relating to displacement, asylum, and migration. In this volume, based on the 2004 Oxford Amnesty Lectures, major figures in philosophy, political science, law, psychoanalysis, sociology, and literature address the challenges that displacement, asylum, and migration pose to our notions of human rights. Each lecture is accompanied by a critical response from another leading thinker in the field. The volume contains lectures by Slavoj Zizek, Bhikhu Parekh, Ali A.Mazrui, Matthew J. Gibney, Saskia Sassen, Harold Hongju Koh, Caryl Phillips, and Jacqueline Rose, with critical responses from Michael Ignatieff, Seyla Benhabib, Iftikhar Malik, Melissa Lane, Christian Joppke, Rey Koslowski, Elleke Boehmer, and Ali Abunimah. This is the twelfth volume of Oxford Amnesty Lectures to be published since 1992. 'All good citizens should probably want to buy them . . . simply because they are published in support of such a good cause. It turns out, though, that no self-sacrifice is involved. [These] are immensely rich, challenging, stimulating volumes . . . The contributors' lists are star-studded . . . and each book has a clear, coherent, overarching theme, despite the extreme diversity of the individual lectures' (The Independent, April 10, 2003).
Posted in Political Science

Western Europe

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Europe

Page: N.A

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Posted in Europe

Refuge

Rethinking Refugee Policy in a Changing World

Author: Paul Collier,Alexander Betts

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190659173

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 3211

Global refugee numbers are at their highest levels since the end of World War II, but the system in place to deal with them, based upon a humanitarian list of imagined "basic needs," has changed little. In Refuge, Paul Collier and Alexander Betts argue that the system fails to provide a comprehensive solution to the fundamental problem, which is how to reintegrate displaced people into society. Western countries deliver food, clothing, and shelter to refugee camps, but these sites, usually located in remote border locations, can make things worse. The numbers are stark: the average length of stay in a refugee camp worldwide is 17 years. Into this situation comes the Syria crisis, which has dislocated countless families, bringing them to face an impossible choice: huddle in dangerous urban desolation, rot in dilapidated camps, or flee across the Mediterranean to increasingly unwelcoming governments. Refuge seeks to restore moral purpose and clarity to refugee policy. Rather than assuming indefinite dependency, Collier-author of The Bottom Billion-and his Oxford colleague Betts propose a humanitarian approach integrated with a new economic agenda that begins with jobs, restores autonomy, and rebuilds people's ability to help themselves and their societies. Timely and urgent, the book goes beyond decrying scenes of desperation to declare what so many people, policymakers and public alike, are anxious to hear: that a long-term solution really is within reach.
Posted in Political Science

The Salisbury Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 3110

Posted in Political Science