Asylum Determination in Europe

Ethnographic Perspectives

by Nick Gill, Anthony Good

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Book Description

Drawing on new research material from ten European countries, Asylum Determination in Europe: Ethnographic Perspectives brings together a range of detailed accounts of the legal and bureaucratic processes by which asylum claims are decided.The book includes a legal overview of European asylum determination procedures, followed by sections on the diverse actors involved, the means by which they communicate, and the ways in which they make life and death decisions on a daily basis. It offers a contextually rich account that moves beyond doctrinal law to uncover the gaps and variances between formal policy and legislation, and law as actually practiced.
The contributors employ a variety of disciplinary perspectives – sociological, anthropological, geographical and linguistic – but are united in their use of an ethnographic methodological approach. Through this lens, the book captures the confusion, improvisation, inconsistency, complexity and emotional turmoil inherent to the process of claiming asylum in Europe.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Asylum Determination in Europe ebook for free in PDF format (4.9 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Published
2019
Pages
346
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783319947488
ISBN10
3319947486
ISBN13 Digital
9783319947495
ISBN10 Digital
3319947494
PDF Size
4.9 MB
License
CC BY

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