Rescaling migration studies : migration policy-making and implementation at the local government level
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How ‘the state’ perceives and responds to migration is gaining increasing attention. This analysis seeks to encourage debate on scales of governance in migration studies through a focus on policy-making and implementation on the part of local government officials in Scotland. Contributions include the elucidation of how immigrants are differentiated by individual local state actors and how this relates to the wider practices of local government towards them, and a typology conceptualising the heterogeneity of local state responses to immigration. This analytic emphasis on local state perceptions of, and responses to, migration and migrants hopes to inspire more nuanced and policy relevant understandings of ‘the state’ in migration research.
McCollum , D & Packwood , H 2017 , ' Rescaling migration studies : migration policy-making and implementation at the local government level ' , Scottish Geographical Journal , vol. 133 , no. 3-4 , pp. 155-171 . https://doi.org/10.1080/14702541.2017.1409363
Scottish Geographical Journal
© 2017 Royal Scottish Geographical Society. This work has been made available online in accordance with the publisher’s policies. This is the author created, accepted version manuscript following peer review and may differ slightly from the final published version. The final published version of this work is available at https://doi.org/10.1080/14702541.2017.1409363
DescriptionThis research was conducted by researchers in the Centre for Population Centre, which is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) grant number RES-625-28-0001.
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