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Shubin and Dickey (2013) Integration and mobility of Eastern European migrants in Scotland This study of migrant integration challenges existing social policy frameworks by drawing attention to the different patterns of working and living being generated by migrant mobility. With a focus on Eastern European workers, Shubin and Dickey (2013) explore the interplay between migrant mobility and employment across Scotland. As a result, the authors offer a reconceptualised view of integration which takes account of these novel patterns. Their analysis of migrant movement, employment and integration rests on their analysis of survey and interview data. See also Shubin (2012a) which examines the mobility of Eastern European Migrants in the context of religion and exclusion in rural Scotland and similarly Shubin (2012b) which finds that the church fails to adequately consider the complexities of Eastern European migration experiences. In turn, this failure hinders integration. See Trevena et al. (2013) who examine patterns and determinants of internal mobility among post-accession Polish migrants. Read More Visit site Free EU Scotland Journal article
Sim and Bowes (2007) Asylum Seekers in Scotland: The accommodation of diversity With a focus on the city of Glasgow, Sim and Bowes (2007) explore the experience of asylum seekers who arrived in the city as a result of the UK Government's dispersal policy. The authors provide contextual background which shows that, in 2001, Glasgow was far less ethnically diverse than other major cities in England. By 2004, however, numbers of asylum seekers in the city far exceeded those of any other local authority in the UK. Against this backdrop, Sim and Bowes (2007) explore the question of whether or not it is possible for Glasgow to function as a new centre of multiculturalism which is conducive to the long term settlement of asylum seekers. Given the city’s limited experience of multiculturalism, the authors seek to understand the conditions that need to be in place in order to aid this process. In their analysis, Sim and Bowes (2007) incorporate information gathered through interviews with asylum seekers. The authors also include the views of service providers, and community and voluntary organisations. Read More Visit site £ Asylum seeker Glasgow City Journal article
Spencer et al. (2004) Refugees and other new migrants: a review of the evidence on successful approaches to integration This review of the evidence base on successful approaches to the integration of refugees and new migrants was commissioned in early 2004. The primary purpose of the work was to inform discussions at the Home Office’s 2004 UK National Integration Conference ‘What works locally? Balancing national and local policies’. The National Integration Conference is an annual event for researchers, policymakers and practitioners working in the refugee integration field, aimed at developing a coherent understanding of what interventions are effective in this area and shaping future policy and research agendas. The Home Office commissioned a literature review on the evidence base on successful approaches to the integration of refugees and other new migrants in the UK, focusing on five facets – community relations, housing, employment, health and education. The purpose of the review was to identify: • the integration outcomes for refugees and other recent migrants on each facet of integration; • factors contributing to those outcomes; • the effectiveness of interventions undertaken to improve outcomes; and • the quality of the evidence base and how it can be improved. Read More Visit site Free UK Literature Review
Stewart (2005) Employment and integration of refugee doctors in Scotland This study is part of a wider body of work undertaken by the Global Commission on International Migration (GCIM) launched by the UN Secretary-General. This approach has been taken in recognition of the importance of migration to the international community. The resulting reports published as part of the Global Migration Perspectives collection are intended as a contribution to discourse on international migration. This report by Stewart (2005) examines the integration of refugees and asylum seekers from a Scottish perspective. The study examines the issue of integration using the employment of refugee doctors as a case study. The study reviews Glasgow’s position in the context of the UK’s asylum dispersal policy, highlighting the structural impediments that may impact on employment. The research also notes that integration is a process that draws unique individual and institutional factors together. This collaborative research project - conducted in Glasgow - exposes the challenges to integration which stem from UK legislative frameworks, most notably the policy of precluding asylum seekers from employment. Read More Visit site Free Asylum seeker, Refugee Scotland Independent research
Stewart (2009) New issues in refugee research: The integration and onward migration of refugees in Scotland: A review of the evidence This research paper by Stewart (2009) sets out to establish the central importance of mobility in research on refugee integration. The paper gives a contextual background which considers existing UK policy on asylum. This is followed by a discussion of theoretical aspects of the study of refugee integration. The study draws on Scottish Refugee Council (SRC) data - including a case study of Glasgow – to identify the individual diversity and geographical characteristics of onward migration. These factors are considered both during the process of seeking asylum and post asylum decision. The author makes use of the SRC data to question how refugee integration may be connected to onward migration and to consider any influences involved in individual migratory decision-making. The study also examines how such factors may shed light on the process of refugee integration. For further studies on the onward migration of refugees see Stewart (2012) and see Ager and Strang (2010) on refugee integration. Read More Visit site Free Asylum seeker, Refugee Glasgow City, Scotland Independent research
Stewart and Mulvey (2014) Seeking safety beyond refuge: the impact of immigration and citizenship policy upon refugees in the UK This article is about the impact of UK Government policies on refugees and on citizenship of refugees experiences living in Scotland. The paper examines the impact of the current asylum regime and citizenship policies on refugees themselves. The authors seek to understand how policies impact refugees everyday lives and those of their children. Read More Visit site Free Asylum seeker Scotland Journal article
Threadgold and Court (2005) Refugee inclusion: A literature review Threadgold and Court (2005) review the existing body of literature on refugee integration, evaluating the evolution and use of key terms and associated concepts. The authors address the topic from a European Union perspective examining UK Government Policy, the situation regarding integration in Scotland (including a discussion of Scottish Government policy) and the situation in Wales. The study also discusses integration in the context of indicators such as housing, health and social care welfare and education. Community safety, interaction and cohesion, employment and training and the role of the voluntary sector are also included in the analysis. This paper is an informative discussion on the history and policy relating to integration, inclusion and social cohesion. The study highlights issues of language and translation support and discusses the link between poverty and deprivation and social exclusion. The authors underscore the need to better inform host communities in order to combat negative attitudes. These are cross-cutting themes which should be considered within policy. Read More Visit site Free Refugee Scotland, Wales, UK Academic research

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