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By Irial Glynn

This e-book compares the rules of Australia and Italy in the direction of boat those that have arrived within the international locations because the early Nineties. whereas the normal and sundry influx of immigrants arriving at nationwide airports, ferry terminals and educate stations is seldom witnessed by way of the general public, the arriving of boat humans is usually performed out within the media and as a result draws disproportionate political and public realization. either Australia and Italy confronted related dilemmas, however the nature of political debate at the factor, the kinds of concepts brought, and the consequences that coverage alterations had on boat humans diverged significantly. This ebook argues that contrasting migration course dependencies, disparate political values in the Left, and ranging overseas responsibilities most sensible clarify different methods taken by way of the 2 nations to boat people.

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3, 2011, 251–273. 84 Fritz Scharpf, Games Real Actors Play.  11.  81. 86 Freeman and Statham identify similar actors. See Gary Freeman, ‘Actors and venues in immigration control: Closing the gap between political demands and policy outcomes’, West BOAT PEOPLE AND MIGRATION THEORY 35 The number of NGOs involved in migration and human rights issues grew appreciably throughout the twentieth century, particularly after the Second World War. 89 NGOs often focus on promoting humanitarian asylum and immigration policies, as well as encouraging publics to engage in more sympathetic treatment of boat people.

47 Article 1, United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, 1951. 48 Egon F.  46.  3–4.  169. 28 ASYLUM POLICY, BOAT PEOPLE AND POLITICAL DISCOURSE This may be true of persecuted migrants’ first journey out of their home country; however, it does not necessarily apply to boat people, since many depart a third country before embarking on such a voyage. For example, Afghan boat people who later received refugee status sailed to Australia from Indonesia. Eritreans who came to Italy often arrived by boat from northern Africa.

67 Significantly, this often involves granting asylum to people persecuted by non-state actors where a state was unable to 62 Aristide Zolberg, Astri Suhrke and Sergio Aguayo, Escape from Violence.  33.  7. 3, 2010, 361–382. See also, Alexander Betts, Survival migration: failed governance and the crisis of displacement, Cornell: Cornell University Press, 2013.  6. 66 States’ attitudes to homosexual asylum seekers applying for protection remains mixed despite Article 10 of the EU Qualifications Directive stating that ‘a particular social group might include a group based on a common characteristic of sexual orientation’.

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