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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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: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
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: 16 Feb 2022 10:51

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