Rejecting Refugees

Author: Carol Bohmer
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135977356
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Many nations recognize the moral and legal obligation to accept people fleeing from persecution, but political asylum applicants in the twenty-first century face restrictive policies and cumbersome procedures. So, what counts as persecution? How do applicants translate their stories of suffering and trauma into a narrative acceptable to the immigration officials? How can asylum officials weed out the fake from the genuine without resorting to inappropriate cultural definitions of behaviour? Using both in depth accounts by asylum applicants and interviews with lawyers and others involved, this book takes the reader on a journey through the process of applying for asylum in both the United States and Great Britain. It describes how the systems address the conflicting needs of the state to protect their citizens from terrorists and the influx of hordes of unwelcome economic migrants, while at the same time adhering to their legal, moral and treaty obligations to provide safe haven for those fleeing persecution. Rejecting Refugees is an insightful and fresh evaluation of the obstacles asylum applicants face and the cultural, procedural, and political discrepancies in the political asylum process. This makes it ideal reading to students and scholars of political science, international relations, sociology, law and anthropology.

Borderline

Author: Peter Mares
Editor: UNSW Press
ISBN: 9780868407890
Size: 12,14 MB
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Borderline was first published in 2001 and immediately received widespread acclaim. This the second edition has been completely revised to include more recent events. It also includes new testimony from professionals who have worked in Australia's detention system. Peter Mares is a journalist with Radio National and Radio Australia.

Refugees Race And The Legal Concept Of Asylum In Britain

Author: Prakash Shah
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1859416012
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This book critically interrogates the principle of asylum for refugees in UK law and proposes that, when faced with the migration of non-European refugee groups, this principle has often been limited. The book considers the response of the State to the migration of various groups of refugees through five centuries. The reaction of the legal system to the arrival of gypsies and Huguenots from the Gudor period is analysed. The responses to the arrival of African refugees from the American War of Independence is also considered here, along with an examination of the reactions to refugees from the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars; various European refugee groups in the mid-Victorian period; Jews from Eastern Europe and later from Nazism; and groups displaced in Europe as a result of the Second World War. Refugees, Race and the Legal Concept of Asylum in Britain also provides a detailed discussion of the backlash against African and Asian refugee groups, in particular, as against the East African Asians, Vietnamese and Tamils from Sri Lanka. An analysis of the major legislative reforms of the 1990s which have been directed against the settlement of Asian and African refugees is also presented. The post-Second World War period is scrutinised in the context of the failure of European human rights law and international norms of refugee protection to secure the principle of asylum, and the implications of the development of a 'Fortress Europe' that is premised on the tight control of non-European migrants are drawn out.

The Use And Abuse Of Political Asylum In Britain And Germany

Author: Liza Schuster
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780714653853
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Includes statistics.

Asylum Seeking And The Global City

Author: Francesco Vecchio
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135107661
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Asylum seeking and the global city are two major contemporary subjects of analysis to emerge both in the literature and in public and official discourses on human rights, urban socioeconomic change and national security. Based on extensive, original ethnographic research, this book examines the situation of asylum seekers in Hong Kong and offers a narrative of their experiences related to internal and external borders, the performance of border crossing and asylum politics in the context of the global city. Hong Kong is a city with no comprehensive legislation covering refugee claims and official and public opinion is dominated by the view that the city would be flooded with illegal economic migrants were policy changes to be implemented. This book considers why Hong Kong has become a destination for asylum seekers, how asylum seekers integrate into local and global economic markets and why the illegalization of asylum seekers plays a significant role in the processes of global city formation. This book will be essential reading for academics and students involved in the study of migration; globalization and borders; research methods in criminology; social problems and urban sociology.

Political Asylum Deceptions

Author: Carol Bohmer
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319674048
Size: 13,69 MB
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This book explores the legitimacy of political asylum applications in the US and UK through an examination of the varieties of evidence, narratives, and documentation with which they are assessed. Credibility is the central issue in determining the legitimacy of political asylum seekers, but the line between truth and lies is often elusive, partly because desperate people often have to use deception to escape persecution. The vetting process has become infused with a climate of suspicion that not only assesses the credibility of an applicant’s story and differentiates between the economic migrant and the person fleeing persecution, but also attempts to determine whether an applicant represents a future threat to the receiving country. This innovative text approaches the problem of deception from several angles, including increased demand for evidence, uses of new technologies to examine applicants’ narratives, assessments of forged documents, attempts to differentiate between victims and persecutors, and ways that cultural misunderstandings can compromise the process. Essential reading for researchers and students of Political Science, International Studies, Refugee and Migration Studies, Human Rights, Anthropology, Sociology, Law, Public Policy, and Narrative Studies.

Multicultural Perspectives In Social Work Practice With Families 3rd Edition

Author: Elaine P. Congress, MSSW, DSW
Editor: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 082610830X
Size: 11,13 MB
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Multicultural Perspectives in Social Work Practice with Families is in its thirdedition and continues to expand the depth and breadth with which culturemay be understood and the impact of culture in working with families.Congress, Gonzalez, and their contributors have updated this text to includea focus on evidence-based practice, 10 additional chapters, revision of avaluable assessment tool, and a culturagram. This book clearly is an essentialresource for social workers committed to culturally sensitive practice."--Journal of Teaching in Social Work Encompassing the most current issues faced by multicultural families across the lifespan and the social workers who serve them, this popular textbook contains ten new chapters and provides content that has been significantly expanded throughout. These new and reconceived chapters offer professors and social work graduate students a broader and more comprehensive take on the key issues that arise when treating families from diverse cultural backgrounds and current, evidence-based models for assessment and treatment. New chapters include: Evidence-based models of care for ethnically-diverse families Practice with Asian-American families Practice with Native American and indigenous families Practice with Hispanic families Practice with Arab families Practice with adolescents Practice with families when there is risk of suicide Practice with families dealing with substance use and abuse Practice with families around health issues Legal issues with immigrants Contributors to the text are leaders in the field of multicultural issues that encompass a wide range of racial and ethnic populations. Updated case studies, vignettes, and statistical data illustrate the book's content.

Refugee Sandwich

Author: Peter Showler
Editor: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773576754
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Although more than thirty thousand refugee claims are decided in Canada every year, the personal stories behind them are never heard by the Canadian public. Presenting thirteen stories that tell about Canada's refugee system, this book exposes the dilemmas and choices faced by participants in the refugee determination process.

A Companion To Folklore

Author: Regina F. Bendix
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444354388
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A Companion to Folklore presents an original and comprehensive collection of essays from international experts in the field of folklore studies. Unprecedented in depth and scope, this state-of-the-art collection uniquely displays the vitality of folklore research across the globe. An unprecedented collection of original, state of the art essays on folklore authored by international experts Examines the practices and theoretical approaches developed to understand the phenomena of folklore Considers folklore in the context of multi-disciplinary topics that include poetics, performance, religious practice, myth, ritual and symbol, oral textuality, history, law, politics and power as well as the social base of folklore Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title

Suspect Families

Author: Torsten Heinemann
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472424263
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Suspect Families is the first book to investigate the social, political, and ethical implications of parental testing for family reunification in immigration cases. Drawing on policy documents, legal frameworks, case study material and interviews with representatives of governmental and non-governmental organisation and immigration authorities, immigration lawyers, geneticists and applicants for family reunification, the book analyses the different political regimes and social arrangements in which DNA analysis is adopted for decision-making on family reunification in three distinct European countries: Austria, Finland and Germany. Interdisciplinary in scope, the book reconstructs the processes, institutional logic and the political and administrative practices of DNA testing from a comparative perspective, combining theoretical conceptualisation with detailed empirical work to explore the central societal, political and ethical issues raised by the use of DNA profiling in the context of immigration policy. A ground-breaking study of the role played by new technologies in migration decisions, Suspect Families will appeal to scholars of sociology, political science, science and technology studies and surveillance studies.