Scholarship has sought to develop theoretical frameworks to set order on the rather muddled web of actors, interactions and tensions involved in asylum and immigration policies. The article considers three of them: the “venue shopping approach”, the “multi-level governance approach” and critical humanitarian studies. The purpose is to contribute to this debate by elaborating the concept of “battleground” of asylum (and immigration) policies. With this concept, I mean that they are a contentious field in which different actors interact, cooperating or conflicting. Different levels of public responsibility are involved but also non-public actors play a role. They encompass various promigrant supporters but also xenophobic movements. The article will analyse the crucial actors involved, with a focus on the local level: pro-refugee civil society; coalitions of diverse pro-refugee actors; opponents to refugee reception; local governments acting for and against refugee and migrant reception and asylum seekers and irregular immigrants themselves.
The battleground of asylum and immigration policies : a conceptual inquiry / M. Ambrosini. - In: ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES. - ISSN 1466-4356. - 44:3(2021 Jan), pp. 374-395.
|Titolo:||The battleground of asylum and immigration policies : a conceptual inquiry|
AMBROSINI, MAURIZIO (Primo) [Writing – Original Draft Preparation] (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||Asylum; civil society; immigration policies; cities; solidarity; xenophobic movements|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore SPS/10 - Sociologia dell'Ambiente e del Territorio|
Settore SPS/07 - Sociologia Generale
Settore SPS/11 - Sociologia dei Fenomeni Politici
|Progetto:||MigrAtion Governance and asYlum Crises (MAGYC)|
De-bordering activities and citizenship from below of asylum seekers in Italy. Policies, practices, people (ASIT)
|Data di pubblicazione:||gen-2021|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2020.1836380|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|