Developing an independent anti-racist model for asylum rights organizing in England

Vickers, T. ORCID: 0000-0001-5430-290X, 2014. Developing an independent anti-racist model for asylum rights organizing in England. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 37 (8), pp. 1427-1447. ISSN 0141-9870

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Since the mid 1990s third sector professionals and organizations have come under increasing pressure to help enforce restrictive and punitive policies toward refugees and asylum seekers. This paper presents one response, using an empirical case study to develop an ‘Independent Anti-Racist Model’ for asylum rights organising. This combines data from a three-year study comparing four organizations in a major city in England and reflections on the author’s experience as a member of the case study organization, contextualized in the literature. The paper identifies a related set of features distinguishing this model from other types of organization and the conditions making it possible and concludes that it offers wider lessons for work with groups in a conflictual relationship with the state.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Ethnic and Racial Studies
Creators: Vickers, T.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date: 2014
Volume: 37
Number: 8
ISSN: 0141-9870
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 11 Nov 2015 10:28
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2019 13:45

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