Book review : Systems of suffering: dispersal and the denial of asylum

Ginsburg, Norman (2023) Book review : Systems of suffering: dispersal and the denial of asylum. Critical Social Policy, 44 (1). pp. 154-156. ISSN 1461-703X

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A book review of: Systems of suffering: dispersal and the denial of asylum by Jonathan Darling. London: Pluto Press, 2022. 237 pp. £19.99 (pbk)
ISBN 9780745340487.

This is a useful, forthright and critical account of the UK’s regime for accommodating those asylum seekers who are not held in detention. Rather than offering a dry overview with statistics, and lots of administrative and policy detail, the story is enlivened and underpinned by direct testimony from asylum seekers and support workers in four cities - Glasgow, Cardiff, Sunderland and Birmingham. As the title indicates, the pervasive theme is that the regime inflicts ‘systems of suffering’ or structural violence, which sustain a hostile environment for asylum seekers.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © The Author(s) 2023
Uncontrolled Keywords: asylum seekers; asylum dispersal; United Kingdom; Great Britain; government's asylum policy; book reviews
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & services; associations
Department: School of Social Sciences and Professions
SWORD Depositor: Pub Router
Depositing User: Pub Router
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2023 14:49
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2024 14:22

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