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Key Academic Research on Detention and Asylum

Silverman, Stephanie J., Key Academic Research on Detention and Asylum (September 01, 2013). Detention and Asylum Research Cluster Publications, 2013. Available at SSRN:

“This annotated bibliography is meant to serve as a resource for exploring academic work on detention and asylum. It is grouped thematically according to a series of overarching categories. A weakness of this approach is that the divisions amongst these categories are inevitably imperfect and so some authors and sources may be found under an unexpected heading. A major benefit to this approach, however, is that it allows the reader to process principal arguments, bodies of evidence, and hypotheses and conclusions of a large amount of quality research in a short period of time. While the focus is centered on asylum seekers in detention, the bibliography would be incomplete if it did not consider a number of other issues of importance; such issues that relate indirectly but importantly to asylum and detention include constitutionalism, criminalization, discretion, gender and sexuality, privatization, social control, and detention of vulnerable people who may not be claiming asylum. This bibliography is by no means exhaustive and suggestions for academic work to be included here are always welcome by the Detention and Asylum Cluster team.”

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