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Author Mayblin, Lucy, author

Title Impoverishment and asylum : social policy as slow violence / Lucy Mayblin
Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 156 pages)
Series Routledge advances in sociology
Routledge advances in sociology
Summary "Impoverishment and Asylum argues that a shift has taken place in recent decades from construing asylum as primarily a political and/or humanitarian phenomenon, to construing it as primarily an economic phenomenon, and that this shift has had led to the purposeful impoverishment, by the state, of people seeking asylum in the UK. This shift has had far reaching consequences for people seeking asylum, who have been systematically impoverished as part of the effort to strip out any possibility of an economic 'pull factor' leading to more arrivals, but also for those administering their support system, and for civil society organisations and groups who seek to ameliorate the worst effects of the resulting asylum regimes. This book argues that within this context asylum support policies in the UK which are meant to help and protect, in fact do serious harm to their recipients. It argues that the shift from construing asylum seekers as economically, rather than politically, motivated migrants across the West, is part of a much broader set of historical and philosophical worldviews than has previously been articulated. The book offers a rigorously researched and richly theorised analysis drawing on postcolonial and decolonial perspectives in making sense of the purposeful impoverishment by the state of a particular group of people, and why this continues to be tolerated in the fourth richest country in the world"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Lucy Mayblin is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Sheffield. She is the author of numerous publications in the field of refugee and migration studies, including the book Asylum After Empire: Colonial Legacies in the Politics of Asylum Seeking (2017), which won the Philip Abrams Memorial Prize from the British Sociological Association
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Subject Refugees -- Great Britain -- Economic conditions
Refugees -- Great Britain -- Social conditions
Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
Emigration and immigration -- Public opinion.
Refugees -- Economic conditions.
Refugees -- Social conditions.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
Great Britain -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy
Great Britain -- Emigration and immigration -- Public opinion
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019043324
ISBN 0367823454