Legitimising Popular Anger Over Migration is a Bad Idea

Biedermann, Ferry (2022) Legitimising Popular Anger Over Migration is a Bad Idea. Birmingham City University, Centre for Brexit Studies Blog.

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Among the cornucopia of issues facing the well-off countries of Western Europe, migration remains a particularly emotive subject that can rear up at any moment and polarise society and politics more quickly and deeply than many other questions. This was seen recently in the Netherlands, where the government is in crisis over attempts to slow the arrival of asylum seekers after it let the situation in the main reception centre deteriorate and one resident’s new born baby died. Despite this, among a significant part of the population anger at immigrants, and at the authorities that seemingly allow migration to continue, is unabated, leading to renewed calls, also from the Left, to gain better understanding of where this anger comes from.

Item Type: Other
2 September 2022Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centre for Brexit Studies, CBS, Brexit, BCU, EU, European Union, UK, Birmingham City University, UK Government, UK politics
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-03 - politics > CAH15-03-01 - politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise and Professional Services > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Alex De Ruyter
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2022 15:23
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2022 15:23
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13528

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