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The Roles, Functions, and Motivations of Volunteers in Helping to Ameliorate Reception Conditions for Asylum Seekers and Refugees - A case study of voluntary engagement at temporary asylum accommodation centres in Germany

ROSE, A.M. (2016) The Roles, Functions, and Motivations of Volunteers in Helping to Ameliorate Reception Conditions for Asylum Seekers and Refugees - A case study of voluntary engagement at temporary asylum accommodation centres in Germany.

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Abstract:In Germany, governments have traditionally entrusted parts of the provision of social care, including the reception and accommodation of asylum seekers, to a small number of welfare associations. In the wake of drastically increasing numbers of asylum seekers since 2014, however, new forms of voluntary engagement for asylum seekers, which stand apart from engagement within the traditional welfare associations, have grown in number and importance. Within the scope of this thesis, an exploratory case study of novel forms of engagement for asylum seekers at and within the direct environment of two asylum accommodation centres, which are operated by a local migrant association in Dortmund, Germany, has been conducted. Based on a model by Bussell & Forbes (2001), this study aims at providing a comprehensive understanding of novel forms of voluntary engagement for asylum seekers by focusing on the questions of who volunteers are, what task they perform for asylum seekers, why they have decided to volunteer, and where they volunteer – including the organisational structures that frame their engagement.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:European Studies MSc (69303)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/69366
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