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Stopping the Refugee Boats

David Scott FitzGerald

in Refuge beyond Reach: How Rich Democracies Repel Asylum Seekers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190874155
eISBN:
9780190874186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190874155.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies), Comparative and Historical Sociology

Australia has unusually effective controls to deter asylum seekers as a result of its remote geography, regional hegemony, and relatively weak legal constraints. In the 1970s the government’s options ... More


The Euro-Moat

David Scott FitzGerald

in Refuge beyond Reach: How Rich Democracies Repel Asylum Seekers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190874155
eISBN:
9780190874186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190874155.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies), Comparative and Historical Sociology

European governments acting alone and collectively through Frontex and NATO are intercepting asylum seekers and other migrants far from their shores. Patrolling the moat is tightly linked to ... More


Refuge beyond Reach: How Rich Democracies Repel Asylum Seekers

David Scott FitzGerald

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190874155
eISBN:
9780190874186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190874155.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies), Comparative and Historical Sociology

The core of the asylum regime is the principle of non-refoulement that prohibits governments from sending refugees back to their persecutors. Governments attempt to evade this legal obligation to ... More


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