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Spreading the 'burden'?A review of policies to disperse asylum seekers and refugees$
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Vaughan Robinson

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9781861344175

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861344175.001.0001

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Dispersal policies in the Netherlands

Dispersal policies in the Netherlands

Chapter:
(p.25) Three Dispersal policies in the Netherlands
Source:
Spreading the 'burden'?
Author(s):

Martijn Arnoldus

Thea Dukes

Sako Musterd

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861344175.003.0003

This chapter explains in detail the different policies that are used by the Dutch government to spatially concentrate or disperse ethnic minorities. It pays particular attention to those policies that were — and are — aimed at asylum seekers and refugees. The first section presents rough sketches of the national context within which dispersal policies need to be analysed and of the immigration trends and developments in the Netherlands. It describes the developments in Dutch minority policy and migration, and introduces the previous main dispersal and concentration policies of the Netherlands. An evaluation of these programmes is also included.

Keywords:   Netherlands, ethnic minorities, dispersal policies, immigration trends, minority policy, migration, concentration policies

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