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Arriving in the Promised Land, or not? : a comparative case study of the type of welfare state and the level of restrictiveness in asylum policies

Krone, A.G.M. (2015) Arriving in the Promised Land, or not? : a comparative case study of the type of welfare state and the level of restrictiveness in asylum policies.

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Abstract:Comparative welfare state research has devoted little attention to asylum policies, even though the problems with the rising number of asylum seekers are increasing. Using data from the Asylum Information Data base for the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Sweden and for Denmark from the newtodenmark.dk website, this thesis pursuits to compare the level of restrictiveness in asylum policies across welfare regimes. This thesis examines the asylum policies in the countries by conducting a content analysis from the data. A distinction in this analysis is made for different areas of asylum policies based on the conditions relating to processing of applications and the determination of status and the conditions relating to the welfare of asylum seekers. The analysis showed that the asylum policies do differ for different welfare state regime types. The Social-Democratic welfare state turned out to be the least restrictive and the results for the Liberal and Conservative welfare state are close together. Another outcome of this thesis is that the selected countries are overall more restrictive in their policies on processing of applications and the determination of status than in their policies on the welfare of asylum seekers.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/68234
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