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Asylum policy, Boat People and political discourse, boats, votes and asylum in Australia and Italy /, Irial Glynn

Label
Asylum policy, Boat People and political discourse, boats, votes and asylum in Australia and Italy /, Irial Glynn
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-212) and index
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Asylum policy, Boat People and political discourse
Medium
electronic resource
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Oclc number
951678373
Responsibility statement
Irial Glynn
Sub title
boats, votes and asylum in Australia and Italy /
Summary
This book compares the policies of Australia and Italy towards boat people who have arrived in the two countries since the early 1990s. While the regular and varied inflow of immigrants arriving at national airports, ferry terminals and train stations is seldom witnessed by the public, the arrival of boat people is often played out in the media and consequently attracts disproportionate political and public attention. Both Australia and Italy faced similar dilemmas, but the nature of political debate on the issue, the types of strategies introduced, and the effects that policy changes had on boat people diverged considerably. This book argues that contrasting migration path dependencies, disparate political values within the Left, and varying international obligations best explain the different approaches taken by the two countries to boat people
Table Of Contents
Introduction: International Obligations vs National Interests -- Chapter 1: Boat People and Migration Theory -- Chapter 2: A New Wave, 1989-1994 -- Chapter 3: The Rise of the Right, 1995-2000 -- Chapter 4: Boats and Votes, 2001-2006 -- Chapter 5: A Moral Dilemma, 2007-2015 -- Conclusion: Divergence or Convergence?
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