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By Maggie O'Neill

Problems with asylum, migration, humanitarian safeguard and integration/belonging are of growing to be curiosity past the disciplinary parts of refugee stories, migration, and social coverage. Rooted in additional than twenty years of scholarship, this publication makes use of serious social thought and participatory, biographical and humanities established tools with asylum seekers, refugees and rising groups to discover the dynamics of the asylum-migration-community nexus. It argues that inter-disciplinary research is needed to house the complexity of the problems concerned and deals realizing as praxis (purposeful knowledge), drawing upon leading edge participatory, arts dependent, performative and coverage suitable learn.

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The Guardian reported that BNP membership increased by a further 3,000 the day after Griffin’s participation (Watt, 2009). Given this backdrop the following section outlines the three points around which the book is organised – theory, methodology and praxis – and the key themes and terms of analysis. There is a need for research that deals with micrology within the context of historical and comparative research that casts light on broader social structures and processes. Thus, ethnographic, biographical, narrative and participatory research and policy-oriented praxis are used within this epistemological frame of reference.

On the one hand 29 Asylum, migration and community each nation state consolidated itself around a sentimental communal and sometimes atavistic sense of a homogenous nation. At the same time, the state was the vehicle of universal citizenship and, in idealist liberal belief, the upholder and defender of individual rights’ (Adelman, 1999, p 90). Reflecting on the history of the movement of people across borders, Adelman argues that the Huguenots, who fled religious persecution in France, were archetypical refugees of modernity.

Importantly, the asylum-migration nexus articulates the fact that the distinction between forced and economic migration is blurring as a result: Failed economies generally also mean weak states, predatory ruling cliques and human rights abuse. This leads to the notion of the ‘asylum-migration nexus’: many migrants and asylum seekers have multiple reasons for mobility and it is impossible to completely separate economic and human rights motivations – which is a challenge to the neat categories that bureaucracies seek to impose.

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