Spreading the 'burden'?

A review of policies to disperse asylum seekers and refugees

Vaughan Robinson, Roger Andersson, and Sako Musterd

Spreading the 'burden'?

Vaughan Robinson, Roger Andersson, and Sako Musterd

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

224 pages
Paper $44.95 ISBN: 9781861344175 Published July 2003 For sale in North and South America only
European governments are now engaging in one of the largest exercises in social engineering that the continent has seen since the Second World War. Hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers and refugees in Europe are now being denied their basic right to choose where they live and are instead being compulsorily dispersed. Spreading the 'burden' is:·[vbTab]the first book-length study of dispersal policies;·[vbTab]explicitly comparative in nature and written by three national experts;·[vbTab]highly topical and controversial as the review of dispersal policies is under way in many countries;·[vbTab]a valuable case-study of how society deals with 'outsider' groups and space.The book is essential reading for national and local policy makers, those interested in human rights, social policy and refugee studies, as well as human geographers and sociologists.
Contents
Introduction
Defining the 'problem'
Dispersal policies in the Netherlands
Dispersal policies in Sweden
Dispersal policies in the UK
What works? Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of dispersal
Redefining the 'problem' and challenging the assumptions
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