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Asylum, welfare and civil society: A case study in civil repair

Morris, L (2009) 'Asylum, welfare and civil society: A case study in civil repair.' Citizenship Studies, 13 (4). 365 - 379. ISSN 1362-1025

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Abstract

This paper examines a civil society challenge to UK government legislation withdrawing welfare support from asylum seekers who do not claim on entry to the country. Drawing on the work of Habermas and Alexander, it considers the role of the courts as a deliberative space and elaborates the scope for civil repair in the case of a group rendered marginal by the law. In so doing, it also suggests how links could be made with the broadened conception of citizenship proposed by Isin and Turner. © 2009 Taylor & Francis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2011 13:28
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 12:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/1719

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