Mulvey (2017) Social citizenship, social policy and refugee integration: a case of policy divergence in Scotland.
The relationship between Holyrood and Westminster is an evolving one where there is some evidence of policy divergence. Underpinning policy approaches are different views of social citizenship, with the Holyrood approach maintaining elements of the post-1945 welfare settlement. The place of refugees and asylum seekers within these differing approaches is currently underexplored. This article looks at the Scottish and UK Governments’ views of social rights and how they apply to asylum seekers and refugees. It suggests that despite refugee ‘policy’ being at least partly reserved, the Scottish Government has been able to take a different approach from that of Westminster, an approach underpinned by these differing welfare outlooks.
Mulvey, Gareth (2017) Social Citizenship, Social Policy and Refugee Integration: a Case of Policy Divergence in Scotland? Journal of Social Policy (Early Online Publication), Cambridge University Press