Oslo : three decades later
Special issue of Israel studies review, 2023, Vol. 38, No. 2
DEL SARTO, Raffaella A., KLEIN, Menachem (editor/s), DEL SARTO, Raffaella A., KLEIN, Menachem, Oslo : three decades later, Special issue of Israel studies review, 2023, Vol. 38, No. 2 - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/75936
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This paper discusses why and how public attitudes should matter in regulating asylum and refugee protection in rich democracies, with a focus on Europe. Taking a realistic approach, I argue that public views constitute a soft feasibility constraint on effective and sustainable policies towards asylum seekers and refugees, and that a failure to take seriously and understand the attitudes of the host country’s population can have a very damaging effect on refugee protection and migrants’ rights in practice. Bringing together insights from political philosophy, the politics of asylum, and research on public attitudes, I develop my argument by discussing why ‘what the people think’ should matter in asylum and refugee polices; how public views can and should matter given the well-known challenges with measuring attitudes and policy preferences; and what the prevailing public views might mean for the reform of asylum and refugee policies in Europe.
Table of Contents:
1. In memoriam -- 2. Special issue: Oslo: three decades later -- 3. Book reviews
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/75936
ISSN: 2159-0370; 2159-0389
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Publisher: Berghahn journals
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