University of Twente Student Theses


Not in my backyard : a qualitative research about the effects of protest.

Lommers, B.L. (2020) Not in my backyard : a qualitative research about the effects of protest.

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Abstract:Over the last three decades, the annual amount of refugees increased a lot. This sparked a lot of political debate on how to handle the massive flow of immigrants. In 2014, a lot of emergency Asylum seeker centers (AZC’s) had to be established in the Netherlands. In this thesis, Sixteen Dutch municipalities which experienced protests because of the planned AZC’s were researched. In seven of the sixteen municipalities, the protests were so severe that they are considered to be non-normative. From the sixteen municipalities, nine experienced a change of policy. The aim of this thesis was to find out whether or not the protests had a significant influence on the municipalities council in the decision to change the policy towards AZC’s. Furthermore, the aim was to find out how protest in terms of altering municipal AZC policies, relates to political opportunities within the municipality. Clear was that in order for the protests to influence the municipalities policy, often a political opportunity had to be present.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
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