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Getting 'host' communities on board: finding the balance between 'managed migration' and 'managed settlement' in community cohesion strategies

McGhee, Derek (2006) Getting 'host' communities on board: finding the balance between 'managed migration' and 'managed settlement' in community cohesion strategies Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 32, (1), pp. 111-127. (doi:10.1080/13691830500335341).

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This paper is a critical examination of various community cohesion and asylum and immigration reports and strategies produced in the United Kingdom in recent years, and culminating in the Home Office's Strength in Diversity consultation strategy launched in May 2004. I argue that, in these various reports and documents, reducing race inequality and integrating ‘new’ migrants into British society take precedence over other considerations, and especially over problems facing the often already disadvantaged White ‘host’ communities that receive ‘new’ migrants through the National Asylum Dispersal Scheme. In this paper this emphasis on asylum-seekers’ ‘integration’ will be contrasted with recommendations found in the Community Cohesion Panel's report The End of Parallel Lives? (2004), which advocates a balanced approach combining the managed settlement of asylum-seekers into ‘host’ communities and the Home Office's emphasis on managing ‘new migrant’ integration.

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Published date: 2006
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Keywords: community cohesion, diversity, asylum, migration, whiteness


Local EPrints ID: 33881
ISSN: 1369-183X
PURE UUID: 3ce5eeff-1da9-4911-a114-f5eb3c2a36e6
ORCID for Derek McGhee: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 17 May 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:51

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