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Spreading the 'burden'?: A review of policies to disperse asylum seekers and refugees

Vaughan Robinson


European governments are now engaging in one of the largest exercises in social engineering that the continent has seen since the Second World War. Hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers and refugees in Europe are now being denied their basic right to choose where they live and are instead being compulsorily dispersed. This is the first book-length study of dispersal policies, explicitly comparative in nature and written by three national experts. The book is highly topical and controversial as the review of dispersal policies is under way in many countries. It is a valuable case-study of how ... More

Keywords: European governments, social engineering, Second World War, asylum seekers, refugees, rights, compulsary dispersal, dispersal policies, outsider groups, space

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9781861344175
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861344175.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vaughan Robinson, author