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The war on welfare and the war on asylum

Jon Burnett Orcid Logo

Race & Class, Volume: 57, Issue: 2, Pages: 96 - 100

Swansea University Author: Jon Burnett Orcid Logo

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This articles examines the parallels between the UK government’s ‘war’ on welfare and ‘war’ on asylum, in terms of the creation of widespread destitution and the rhetoric which punishes those depicted as ‘bogus’. In both cases, large private corporations now control people’s fates, whilst a ‘disturb...

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Published in: Race & Class
ISSN: 0306-3968 1741-3125
Published: 2015
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa33860
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Abstract: This articles examines the parallels between the UK government’s ‘war’ on welfare and ‘war’ on asylum, in terms of the creation of widespread destitution and the rhetoric which punishes those depicted as ‘bogus’. In both cases, large private corporations now control people’s fates, whilst a ‘disturbed morality’ encourages the wider public to support such a coercive system and inform on our neighbours.
Keywords: policy transfer, privatisation, secret penal system, war on asylum, war on welfare, welfare cuts
College: Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law
Issue: 2
Start Page: 96
End Page: 100