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The evolution and geography of dispersal

Patricia Hynes

in The dispersal and social exclusion of asylum seekers

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9781847423269
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303749 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847423269.003.0004
The evolution and geography of dispersal

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This chapter outlines the geographic social exclusion of asylum seekers as a result of the dispersal policy. It presents figures to provide a descriptive tool and to show how dispersal evolved geographically over time. It argues that the geography of dispersal is a reflection of the exclusionary policy context and the availability of unpopular housing. It also views the design and evolution of the dispersal policy, illustrating the geographical spread of cities involved. It explains that the ultimate geography of dispersal reflects the availability of unpopular or low-demand accommodation encompassing also the exclusionary policy context towards asylum seekers in which the policy is designed.

Keywords: social exclusion; asylum seekers; dispersal policy; policy context; unpopular housing; low-demand accommodation

Chapter.  8084 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Migration Studies

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