Social Order and Disorder in the New Republic
Author: David J. Rothman
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
This text poses the question why Americans, beginning in the 1820s and 1830s, simultaneously and confidently constructed prisons, insane asylums, reformatories and almshouses to confine and treat their deviant and dependent population. In his introduction, Rothman examines the reasons that this question is now one of the core concerns of European and American social history; analyzes the many imaginative answers that have been proposed; and evaluates their strengths and weaknesses.
Problems and Prospects
Author: Colin Harvey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
An examination of the emergence of the legal regime in the United Kingdom addressing refugees and asylum seekers.
Author: S. Prakash Sinha
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
tenth report of session 2006-07, Vol. 1: Report and formal minutes
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: Joint Committee on Human Rights
Publisher: The Stationery Office
The Committee's report considers human rights issues raised by the treatment of asylum seekers, from the time when they first claim asylum in the UK, through to either the granting of asylum, or, for asylum seekers whose claims are refused, their departure from the UK. The numbers claiming asylum in the UK increased rapidly during the late 1990s, and even though the numbers have reduced significantly every year since 2002, the issue of asylum remains high on the political and public agenda. The Government is required to "secure to everyone within their jurisdiction" the rights contained within the European Convention on Human Rights, including asylum seekers and refused asylum seekers. Issues discussed include: the relevant principal human rights standards and obligations which apply to the UK under the European Convention of Human Rights and other international instruments to which the UK is a party; the system and quality of support available; the provision of healthcare to asylum seekers and refused asylum seekers, in particular the impact of the overseas visitors' charging regulations for secondary healthcare which were introduced in 2004, and proposals to extend this charging scheme to primary care; the Government's reservation to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC); the use of detention of asylum seekers and the need for training in refugee and human rights; and the treatment of asylum seekers by the media.
Author: Ursula Fraser,Colin J. Harvey
Publisher: Institute of Public Administration
Category: Asylum, Right of
Author: Iris Teichmann
Publisher: Black Rabbit Books
Discusses why people immigrate, what governments can do to support or oppose immigration, the process of immigration, and the social and cultural effects.
A Tale of Two Walls
Author: Louise Pirouet
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Refugees and asylum-seekers are high up on many people's political agenda, and there is much misinformation about them. Who are these asylum-seekers? Aren't they almost all 'bogus'? How does the Home Office decide whether or not they are genuine? Isn't the UN convention on Refugees out of date and in need of renegotiating? This book is based on visits to places where asylum seekers are detained, on working with lawyers representing asylum-seekers and on a close knowledge of many of the refugee organisations. It argues passionately that Britain should not throw away, through ignorance and misunderstanding, a reputation for providing a place of safety for the persecuted who have much to contribute to national life
A Moral Dilemma
Author: W. Gunther Plaut
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
This work presents political, ethnic, philosophical, religious and sociological arguments surrounding the issue of asylum and deals with some of the most troublesome and emotional conflicts in the news.
Author: Liza Schuster
Category: Political Science
All European states have the legal right to grant asylum but only Germany is obliged by law to do so. Liza Schuster contributes to the asylum debate primarily in the area of comparative politics in this study of British and German policies on asylum practice.
Trends and Vulnerabilities in EU Policy
Author: Thierry Balzacq,Sergio Carrera
Category: Asylum, Right of
What level of policy convergence has been achieved by EU member states on immigration, borders and asylum? Although this question may sound rather theoretical, in practice it has profound consequences on the everyday life of individuals and the very nature of the EU. Common action in this field is exacerbated by the significant obstacles that negatively impact the quality of policies and the success of their implementation. Together with the tense EU struggle between the intergovernmental and community method of governing, these factors are detrimental to an EU-wide policy for promoting freedom, justice and stability in an enlarging Union. In response, authors Thierry Balzacq and Sergio Carrera undertake a critical analysis of the most recent policy developments in this politically sensitive domain. They investigate persistent barriers to harmonisation and suggest how the EU may achieve policy optimalisation. Their work progressively develops a set of recommendations, aimed at overcoming current vulnerabilities in policy approximation and achieving the most appropriate action to ensure equal treatment and social cohesion in the EU.