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Geographies of Asylum in Europe and the Role of European Localities

  • This open access book describes and explains varieties of refugee reception and integration strategies and practices on the local level

  • Provides insight into the multi-level governance of asylum and connected debates

  • Discusses if and how a more harmonized and solitary reception system for asylum seekers can be achieved in Europe

  • Highlights the role of localities in shaping innovative policies, but also the effects of tightening national (or supra-national) policies on specific places and localities

Part of the book series: IMISCOE Research Series (IMIS)

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    • Birgit Glorius, Jeroen Doomernik
    Pages 1-11Open Access
  3. Governing Asylum and Reception Within an Asylum System Under Stress

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 13-13
    2. Dispersal and Reception in Northern Italy: Comparing Systems Along the Brenner Route

      • Michela Semprebon, Gracy Pelacani
      Pages 15-43Open Access
    3. Before and After the Reception Crisis of 2015: Asylum and Reception Policies in Austria

      • Sieglinde Rosenberger, Sandra Müller
      Pages 93-110Open Access
  4. Perceptions and Discourses on Refugee Reception

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 111-111
    2. Shaping the “Deserving Refugee”: Insights from a Local Reception Programme in Belgium

      • Stiene Ravn, Rilke Mahieu, Milena Belloni, Christiane Timmerman
      Pages 135-153Open Access
  5. Local Practices of Refugee Integration

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 177-177
    2. Municipal Housing Strategies for Refugees. Insights from Two Case Studies in Germany

      • Francesca Adam, Stefanie Föbker, Daniela Imani, Carmella Pfaffenbach, Günther Weiss, Claus-C. Wiegandt
      Pages 201-223Open Access
    3. Conclusion

      • Jeroen Doomernik, Birgit Glorius
      Pages 261-268Open Access

About this book

This open access book describes how the numerous arrivals of asylum seekers since 2015 shaped reception and integration processes in Europe. It addresses the structuration of asylum and reception systems, and spaces and places of reception on European, national, regional and local level. It also analyses perceptions and discourses on asylum and refugees, their evolvement and the consequences for policy development. Furthermore, it examines practices and policy developments in the field of refugee reception and integration. The volume shows and explains a variety of refugee reception and integration strategies and practices as specific outcome of multilevel governance processes in Europe. By addressing and contextualizing those multiple experiences of asylum seeker reception, the book is a valuable contribution to the literature on migration and integration, societal development and political culture in Europe.


Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute of European Studies and History, TU Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany

    Birgit Glorius

  • Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Jeroen Doomernik

About the editors

Jun.Prof. Dr. Birgit Glorius works as associate professor for Human Geography of East Central Europe at Chemnitz University of Technology. She was trained in Geography, Geology and Political Sciences at the universities of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Würzburg and the University of Texas at Austin. She earned a diploma in Human Geography from the University of Würzburg and a doctoral degree from the University of Halle-Wittenberg. Her research interests and majority of publications are in the fields of international migration, demographic change and geographies of education; most of her research is carried out in Eastern Germany, Poland, Bulgaria and the Western Balkans. Recent research projects include refugee reception in Europe, concentrating on questions of local governance and local reception cultures; effects of the European financial and economic crisis on migratory processes from southern European countries; and return migration of international students from studies abroad and mechanisms of knowledge transfer. Birgit is frequently asked to give expertise to federal and non-governmental institutions and receives invitations for academic keynotes on issues related to migration, integration and social cohesion in Europe.

 

Migration and its consequences has always been at the centre of Jeroen Doomernik’s research interests; when he studied cultural anthropology (MA in 1986), did a PhD in human geography (1986-1991), was a post-doc at the Free University in Berlin (1992-1995), worked as senior policy maker at the Dutch Ministry of the Interior (2000), was a fellow at the Transatlantic Academy in Washington D.C. (2008/2009), and presently as researcher with the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES) (1995 - present) and lecturer (2000 - present) at the Department of Political Science.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Geographies of Asylum in Europe and the Role of European Localities

  • Editors: Birgit Glorius, Jeroen Doomernik

  • Series Title: IMISCOE Research Series

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-25666-1

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-25665-4Published: 15 October 2019

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-25668-5Published: 11 September 2020

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-25666-1Published: 03 October 2019

  • Series ISSN: 2364-4087

  • Series E-ISSN: 2364-4095

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 268

  • Number of Illustrations: 22 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Migration, Governance and Government, Human Geography

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