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Geographies of Governing and Activism in the British Asylum System
Product Number: EB00666513
Released: Apr 05, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781118316016
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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In this groundbreaking new study, Nick Gill provides a conceptually innovative account of the ways in which indifference to the desperation and hardship faced by thousands of migrants fleeing persecution and exploitation comes about. -Features original, unpublished empirical material from four Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded projects -Challenges the consensus that border controls are necessary or desirable in contemporary society -Demonstrates how immigration decision makers are immersed in a suffocating web of institutionalized processes that greatly hinder their objectivity and limit their access to alternative perspectives -Theoretically informed throughout, drawing on the work of a range of social theorists, including Max Weber, Zygmunt Bauman, Emmanuel Levinas, and Georg Simmel

Author(s): Nick Gill
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Dec 10, 2015

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