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Author Steiner, Niklaus.

Title Arguing about asylum : the complexity of refugee debates in Europe / Niklaus Steiner.

Published New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  325.21094 STEI    AVAILABLE
Physical description 186 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter 2 Switzerland: The 1979, 1986, and 1994 Parliamentary Asylum Debates 19 -- Chapter 3 Germany: The 1978/1980, 1986, and 1993 Parliamentary Asylum Debates 59 -- Chapter 4 Britain: The 1987 and 1993 Parliamentary Asylum Debates 97.
Summary In addressing the asylum controversy in Europe today, much of the literature assumes that asylum policies result from the struggle between national interest arguing to tighten asylum and humanitarianism arguing to loosen it. This book challenges this simple tug-of-war image by examining asylum in Germany, Switzerland, and Britain from the late 1970s to the mid 1990s. The findings reveal the complex and often counter-intuitive roles national interest, international norms, and morality play in shaping asylum. It forces us to reconsider how we think about asylum and to explore alternatives to conventional assumptions.
Subject Refugees -- Government policy -- Switzerland.
Refugees -- Government policy -- Germany.
Refugees -- Government policy -- Great Britain.
Asylum, Right of -- Switzerland.
Asylum, Right of -- Germany.
Asylum, Right of -- Great Britain.
ISBN 0312230737 (cloth)