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The Politics of Compassion
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The Politics of Compassion: Immigration and Asylum Policy

Ala Sirriyeh

Abstract

Whether addressing questions of loss, (be)longing, fears of an immigration ‘invasion’ or perceived injustices in immigration policies, immigration debates are infused with strong emotions. Emotion is often presented as a factor that complicates and hinders rational discussion. This book explores how emotion is, in fact, central to understanding how and why we have the immigration policies we do, and what kinds of policies may be beneficial for various groups of people in society. The author looks beyond the ‘negative’ emotions of fear and hostility to examine the politics of compassion and emp ... More

Keywords: immigration, immigration policy, emotions, fear, hostility, compassion, empathy, politics of compassion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781529200423
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529200423.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ala Sirriyeh, author
University of Liverpool