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Scottish Refugee Council (2010) – Integration Literature Review This review provides an overview of research conducted on refugee integration. The Scottish Refugee Council’s Integration Literature Review (2010) provides an accessible and very succinct resource. The review provides important clarification of the definitions which lie at the heart of academic study of refugee experiences. The report identifies the Ager and Strang (2004) model as the most suitable framework for empirical study of the topic. In addition, the efficacy of Ager and Strang’s framework is highlighted by the central position that is occupies in much of the research that is reviewed. The review concludes that the study of refugee integration is, and must continue to be, multifaceted. This is due to the broad range of social and cultural factors which impact on refugee integration. The review concludes by underscoring the need for a full comparative study of refugee integration with that of other sectors of society, both migrant and non migrant. Read More Visit site Free Asylum seeker, Refugee Scotland Third sector
Shubin (2011) “Where Can a Gypsy Stop?” Rethinking mobility in Scotland Shubin (2011) provides a socio-cultural study examining how access and participation within Scottish society is impacted on by Scottish Travellers’ itinerant lifestyle. In addition, the research looks at how the Traveller way of life is portrayed. Moves to accommodate the practice of Scotland’s Traveller community (both politically and economically) are assessed through analysis of empirical research findings. As a result, Shubin (2011) is able to examine how general understandings of Traveller practice neglect key elements of their nomadic way of life. Formal definitions of travel are found to be constrictive and serve only to perpetuate Traveller marginalisation. For further studies on mobility and exclusion, see Shubin (2012a), Shubin (2012b) and Shubin and Dickey (2013). Also see Bromley et al. (2007) on Scottish attitudes to discrimination, de Lima et al. (2011) includes consideration of Traveller ethnicity within a study of ethnicity and poverty and Deuchar and Bhopal (2013) discuss how marginalisation of Traveller children can be addressed within the school environment. Read More Visit site £ Scotland Journal article