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Governance, forced migration and welfare

Dwyer, PJ 2005, 'Governance, forced migration and welfare' , Social Policy and Administration, 39 (6) , pp. 622-639.

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      Abstract

      This paper explores the welfare of forced migrants (i.e. refugees, asylum-seekers, those with humanitarian leave to remain, and “failed asylum-seekers/overstayers”) at three linked levels. First, it considers the governance of forced migrants at a supranational (in this case European Union) level. Second, particularly, but not exclusively in the context of the UK, it considers the extent to which the welfare rights of forced migrants in EU member states have been subject to a process of “hollowing out” or “dispersal”. Third, utilizing data from a recently completed qualitative research project, the paper outlines the complex local systems of governance that exist in relation to the housing and social security rights of forced migrants in the UK. The consequences of these networks are highlighted.

      Item Type: Article
      Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
      Subjects outside of the University Themes
      Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
      Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Justice Research
      Journal or Publication Title: Social Policy and Administration
      Publisher: Wiley Blackwell
      Refereed: Yes
      ISSN: 0144-5596
      Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
      Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2011 14:44
      Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:45
      URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/12776

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