Reading list

Below is a selection of publications on the topic of asylum, welfare and work:

Bloch, A. Schuster, L. (2002) Asylum and welfare: contemporary debates, Critical Social Policy, 22(3): 393-414

Bommes, M,. Geddes, A. (2000) Immigration and welfare : challenging the borders of the welfare state, London : Routledge

Cohen, S. Humphries, B. Mynott, E. (2002) From Immigration Controls to Welfare Controls, London: Routledge

Doyle, L. (2009). “I hate being idle” Wasted skills and enforced dependence among Zimbabwean asylum seekers in the UK. London: Refugee Council

Duvell, F. Jordan, B. (2002) Immigration, asylum and welfare: the European context, Critical Social Policy, 22(3):498-517

Feeney, A. (2000) Refugee employment, Local Economy, 15(4):343–349.

Hana, K.J. (2013) Political use of asylum policies: The effects of partisanship and election timing on government policies regarding asylum seekers’ welfare benefits, Comparative European Politics, 11, 383–405.

Matthew, P. (2012) Reworking the Relationship Between Asylum and Employment, London: Routledge

Morris, L. (2002) Britain’s asylum and immigration regime: the shifting contours of rights, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 28(3): 409-425

Morris, L. (2010) Welfare, Asylum, and the Politics of Judgement, Journal of Social Policy, 39:1(119-138)

Morris, L. (2011) Asylum, Welfare and the Cosmopolitan Ideal: A Sociology of Rights, London: Routledge

Morris, L. (2012) Rights, Recognition and Judgement: Reflections on the Case of Welfare and Asylum, The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 14(1):39-56

Mulvey, G. (2010) When Policy Creates Politics: the Problematizing of Immigration and the Consequences for Refugee Integration in the UK, Journal of Refugee Studies, 23(4): 437-462

Phillimore, J. Goodson, L. (2001) Exploring the integration of asylum seekers and refugees in Wolverhampton into UK labour market. Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, University of Birmingham

Phillimore, J. Goodson, L. (2002) Asylum seeker and refugee employability initiatives: models for implementing a super pathway in the West Midlands, Discussion paper prepared for West Midlands Executive Consortia, Birmingham: West Midlands Local Government Association.

Phillimore, J. Goodson, L. (2006) Problem or opportunity? Asylum seekers, refugees, employment and social exclusion in deprived urban areas, Urban Studies, 43(10): 1715-1736

Sales, R. (2002) The deserving and the undeserving? Refugees, asylum seekers and welfare in Britain, Critical Social Policy, 22(3):456-478

Shields, M. Wheatley Price, S. (2002)The labour market outcomes and psychological well-being of ethnic minority migrants in Britain, Home Office Online Report 07/03, available at:, accessed 04/11/13

Tait, K. (2003) ICAR Navigation guide: Employment, available at:, accessed 25/10/13

Webb, R. (2010), ‘Work is a human right: seeking asylum, seeking employment’, in A Hayes & R Mason (eds), Migrant security 2010: refereed proceedings of the national symposium: citizenship and social inclusion in a transnational era, Giabal and Jarowair lands, 15-16 July, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Qld., pp. 215-225.

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