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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/293698
Title:
Contemporary compulsory dispersal and the absence of space for the restoration of trust
Authors:
Hynes, Patricia
Abstract:
This paper investigates the issue of trust, or mistrust, specifically in relation to single adult asylum seekers and asylum seeker families compulsorily dispersed across England. It draws upon doctoral research on the social exclusion of asylum seekers as a result of dispersal and their separation from mainstream welfare provision due to the creation of the National Asylum Support Service (NASS) following the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. Trust is an ambiguous term and four forms of trust are delineated to assist conceptualizing the experience of forced migration: social, political, institutional and restorative trust. This paper provides an overview of the aims and each phase of the implementation of dispersal. It is argued that the dispersal system leaves little room for political or institutional trust to be restored and hinders the restoration of social trust. It is suggested that this lack of space for the restoration of trust has negative implications for the longer term resettlement process of asylum seekers who obtain refugee status. It is also suggested that trust is an essential component of UK government policies promoting social or community cohesion, community engagement and initiatives to combat trafficking, forced marriage and ‘honour’ based violence and that mistrust of asylum seekers as a group directly contradicts such policies and initiatives.
Affiliation:
NSPCC Fresh Start
Citation:
Hynes, P. (2008) 'Contemporary Compulsory Dispersal and the Absence of Space for the Restoration of Trust; 22 (1):97 Journal of Refugee Studies
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Journal of Refugee Studies
Issue Date:
11-Feb-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/293698
DOI:
10.1093/jrs/fen049
Additional Links:
http://jrs.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/doi/10.1093/jrs/fen049
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0951-6328; 1471-6925
Appears in Collections:
International Centre for the Study of Sexually Exploited and Trafficked Children and Young People

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dc.contributor.authorHynes, Patriciaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-10T10:26:13Zen
dc.date.available2013-06-10T10:26:13Zen
dc.date.issued2009-02-11en
dc.identifier.citationHynes, P. (2008) 'Contemporary Compulsory Dispersal and the Absence of Space for the Restoration of Trust; 22 (1):97 Journal of Refugee Studiesen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0951-6328en
dc.identifier.issn1471-6925en
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/jrs/fen049en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/293698en
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the issue of trust, or mistrust, specifically in relation to single adult asylum seekers and asylum seeker families compulsorily dispersed across England. It draws upon doctoral research on the social exclusion of asylum seekers as a result of dispersal and their separation from mainstream welfare provision due to the creation of the National Asylum Support Service (NASS) following the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. Trust is an ambiguous term and four forms of trust are delineated to assist conceptualizing the experience of forced migration: social, political, institutional and restorative trust. This paper provides an overview of the aims and each phase of the implementation of dispersal. It is argued that the dispersal system leaves little room for political or institutional trust to be restored and hinders the restoration of social trust. It is suggested that this lack of space for the restoration of trust has negative implications for the longer term resettlement process of asylum seekers who obtain refugee status. It is also suggested that trust is an essential component of UK government policies promoting social or community cohesion, community engagement and initiatives to combat trafficking, forced marriage and ‘honour’ based violence and that mistrust of asylum seekers as a group directly contradicts such policies and initiatives.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://jrs.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/doi/10.1093/jrs/fen049en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Refugee Studiesen_GB
dc.subjectrefugeesen_GB
dc.subjectasylum seekersen_GB
dc.subjecttrusten_GB
dc.subjectmistrusten_GB
dc.subjectcompulsory dispersalen_GB
dc.subjectNational Asylum Support Service (NASS)en_GB
dc.subjectcommunity cohesionen_GB
dc.subjectsocial cohesionen_GB
dc.titleContemporary compulsory dispersal and the absence of space for the restoration of trusten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNSPCC Fresh Starten_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Refugee Studiesen_GB
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