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Asylum Determination in Europe Ethnographic Perspectives

Nick Gill editor.; Anthony Good editor. 2019

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  • Title:
    Asylum Determination in Europe Ethnographic Perspectives
  • Author: Nick Gill editor.; Anthony Good editor.
  • Subjects: Human rights; Criminology; Crime—Sociological aspects; Research; Public safety; Citizenship—Sociological aspects; Human Rights and Crime; Crime and Society; Research Methods in Criminology; Crime Control and Security; Sociology of Citizenship
  • Description: Chapter 1. Introduction; Nick Gill and Anthony Good -- Chapter 2. Legal Overview; Sarah Craig and Karin Zwaan -- PART I – ACTORS -- Chapter 3. The “Inner Belief” of French Asylum Judges; Carolina Kobelinsky -- Chapter 4. “It’s All about Naming Things Right”: The Paradox of Web Truths in the Belgian Asylum-Seeking Procedure; Massimiliano Spotti -- Chapter 5. The World of Home Office Presenting Officers; John R. Campbell -- Chapter 6. Asylum Procedures in Greece: The Case of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Minors; Chrisa Giannopoulou and Nick Gill -- PART II – COMMUNICATION -- Chapter 7. Why Handling Power Responsibly Matters: The Active Interpreter Through the Sociological Lense; Julia Dahlvik -- Chapter 8. Communicative Practices and Contexts of Interaction in the Refugee Status Determination Process in France; Robert Gibb -- Chapter 9. Narrating Asylum in Camp and at Court; Matilde Skov Danstrøm and Zachary Whyte -- Chapter 10. Interactions and Identities in UK Asylum Appeals: Lawyers and Law in a Quasi-Legal Setting; Jessica Hambly -- PART III – DECISION-MAKING -- Chapter 11. What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Credibility? Refugee Appeals in Italy; Barbara Sorgoni -- Chapter 12. Making the Right Decision: Justice in the Asylum Bureaucracy in Norway; Tone Maia Liodden -- Chapter 13. Taking the ‘Just’ Decision: Caseworkers and Their Communities of Interpretation in the Swiss Asylum Office; Laura Affolter, Jonathan Miaz, Ephraim Poertner -- Chapter 14. Becoming a Decision-Maker, or 'Don't Turn Your Heart Into a Den of Thieves and Murderers'; Stephanie Schneider -- Conclusion; Nick Gill.
    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.
  • Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Creation Date: 2019
  • Format: 1 online resource (XVII, 335 p. 4 illus.).
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN3-319-94749-4
  • Institution Zone MMS ID: 991003276915103381$$I01TRAILS_CARROLL
  • Network Zone MMS ID: 9912025534803366
  • Source: 01TRAILS ALMA

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