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The Social exclusion of asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow: a qualitative study

Rundström, Mirjam LU (2016) UTVK03 20161
Sociology
Abstract
This qualitative study seeks to highlight the contributing factors of social exclusion of asylum
seekers and refugees in Glasgow. Deriving from an internship at the organisation Scottish
Refugee Council in Glasgow, this study is based on primary data that has been gathered from
a community conference with asylum seekers and refugees, as well as from interviews with
staff from the organisation. Its purpose is to give an insight in the issues of social exclusion
related to one particular organisation, and to provide insights for future research on the topic of
social exclusion of asylum seekers and refugees in other parts of the UK and other countries.
The results indicate that the biggest causes for social exclusions are the asylum... (More)
This qualitative study seeks to highlight the contributing factors of social exclusion of asylum
seekers and refugees in Glasgow. Deriving from an internship at the organisation Scottish
Refugee Council in Glasgow, this study is based on primary data that has been gathered from
a community conference with asylum seekers and refugees, as well as from interviews with
staff from the organisation. Its purpose is to give an insight in the issues of social exclusion
related to one particular organisation, and to provide insights for future research on the topic of
social exclusion of asylum seekers and refugees in other parts of the UK and other countries.
The results indicate that the biggest causes for social exclusions are the asylum process, the
enforced policy of destitution, as well as lacking english skills which creates an extra barrier
to integrating in addition to the economically and psychologically impoverishing process of
asylum. (Less)
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Rundström, Mirjam LU
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UTVK03 20161
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Social exclusion, refugee, asylum seeker, integration, organisation
language
English
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8884610
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2016-10-27 16:22:38
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  abstract     = {This qualitative study seeks to highlight the contributing factors of social exclusion of asylum
seekers and refugees in Glasgow. Deriving from an internship at the organisation Scottish
Refugee Council in Glasgow, this study is based on primary data that has been gathered from
a community conference with asylum seekers and refugees, as well as from interviews with
staff from the organisation. Its purpose is to give an insight in the issues of social exclusion
related to one particular organisation, and to provide insights for future research on the topic of
social exclusion of asylum seekers and refugees in other parts of the UK and other countries.
The results indicate that the biggest causes for social exclusions are the asylum process, the
enforced policy of destitution, as well as lacking english skills which creates an extra barrier
to integrating in addition to the economically and psychologically impoverishing process of
asylum.},
  author       = {Rundström, Mirjam},
  keyword      = {Social exclusion,refugee,asylum seeker,integration,organisation},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Social exclusion of asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow: a qualitative study},
  year         = {2016},
}