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Managing Expectations: Impacts of Hostile Migration Policies on Practitioners in Britain, Denmark and Sweden

School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TZ, UK
Academic Editor: Linda Briskman
Soc. Sci. 2021, 10(2), 65; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci10020065
Received: 17 December 2020 / Revised: 28 January 2021 / Accepted: 5 February 2021 / Published: 10 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Human Rights and Displaced People in Exceptional Times)
The acknowledgement that asylum systems across Europe are “hostile environments” for migrant groups has increased in academic and practitioner consciousness, particularly in the aftermath of the 2015 refugee reception crisis. However, although the impacts of socio-political hostilities on migrants are well documented, little has been written about the implications of border restrictions on practitioners working with refugee populations. This article expands the focus of hostilities to consider the variable impacts of intensified bordering practices on this group. Based on qualitative research which included 74 interviews undertaken across Britain, Denmark, and Sweden (2016–2018), it outlines the experiences of practitioners working with refugee populations. It highlights that increasingly restrictive or punitive approaches to immigration have had multiple negative effects on practitioners working in this sector. This has potential for longer term negative impacts on practitioners, but also—importantly-refugee populations who require various forms of legal aid, or social and psychological support. View Full-Text
Keywords: asylum policy; counselling; law; refugees; trauma asylum policy; counselling; law; refugees; trauma
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Canning, V. Managing Expectations: Impacts of Hostile Migration Policies on Practitioners in Britain, Denmark and Sweden. Soc. Sci. 2021, 10, 65. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci10020065

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Canning V. Managing Expectations: Impacts of Hostile Migration Policies on Practitioners in Britain, Denmark and Sweden. Social Sciences. 2021; 10(2):65. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci10020065

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Canning, Victoria. 2021. "Managing Expectations: Impacts of Hostile Migration Policies on Practitioners in Britain, Denmark and Sweden" Social Sciences 10, no. 2: 65. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci10020065

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