I had an article published in The Conversation today, responding to Theresa May’s announcement that Britain will support resettlement of refugees trying to enter Europe in Africa and Latin America. […]
This article proposes some urgent questions that I suggest call for sociological interventions, focusing on the way the ‘crisis’ has been produced, the distinction that has been created between ‘refugees’ and ‘migrants’, the presentation of refugees as a burden and a threat, and the importance of recognising refugees’ agency.
Tom Vickers’ recent text is a comprehensive review of the British state in relation to the asylum and refugee system. He employs an explicitly Marxist position to understand how the […]
The deaths of at least 1,200 people in the last week, as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe, have caused outrage in the European media, and […]
In his book, Refugees, Capitalism and the British State: Implications for Social Workers, Volunteers and Activists, Tom Vickers presents an unapologetic Marxist analysis of refugees and asylum-seekers in Britain with […]
One of the central problems that has occupied scholars of racism in the British context has been that posed by the post-war implementation of racist immigration legislation and the subsequent […]
In recent years asylum seekers and refugees have experienced oppression and systematic denial of rights at the hands of the British state. This pamphlet explains why, though a Marxist analysis […]