Social, citizenship, social policy and refugee integration: a case of policy divergence in Scotland

Mulvey, G. (2018) Social, citizenship, social policy and refugee integration: a case of policy divergence in Scotland. Journal of Social Policy, 47(1), pp. 161-178. (doi:10.1017/S0047279417000253)

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Abstract

The relationship between Holyrood and Westminster is an evolving one where there is some evidence of policy divergence. Underpinning policy approaches are different views of social citizenship, with the Holyrood approach maintaining elements of the post-1945 welfare settlement. The place of refugees and asylum seekers within these differing approaches is currently underexplored. This article looks at the Scottish and UK Governments’ views of social rights and how they apply to asylum seekers and refugees. It suggests that despite refugee ‘policy’ being at least partly reserved, the Scottish Government has been able to take a different approach from that of Westminster, an approach underpinned by these differing welfare outlooks.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mulvey, Dr Gareth
Authors: Mulvey, G.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Journal Name:Journal of Social Policy
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN:0047-2794
ISSN (Online):1469-7823
Published Online:11 May 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Cambridge University Press
First Published:First published in Journal of Social Policy 47(1): 161-178
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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