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Political asylum deceptions : the culture of suspicion

Author: Carol Bohmer; Amy Shuman
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the legitimacy of political asylum applications in the US and UK through an examination of the varieties of evidence, narratives, and documentation with which they are assessed. Credibility is the central issue in determining the legitimacy of political asylum seekers, but the line between truth and lies is often elusive, partly because desperate people often have to use deception to escape  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)1000579117
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Bohmer; Amy Shuman
ISBN: 9783319674049 3319674048
OCLC Number: 1017098748
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction.- SECTION ONE: Asylum Fraud.Chapter 1: Asylum Fraud.- SECTION TWO: Evidence: What Counts as Evidence?Chapter 2: Narratives.Chapter 3: Documentary Evidence.Chapter 4: Science and Technology as Determinants of Credibility.SECTION THREE: Misunderstandings and Suspicion.Chapter 5: Your Bribery is My Networking: Understanding the Meaning of Exchange in Asylum Claims.Chapter 6: New forms of Evidence: Membership in a Particular Social Group.SECTION FOUR: Victim or Perpetrator.Chapter 7: A Case Study: from Perpetrator to Victim to Perpetrator.Chapter 8: Victim or Perpetrator?.- Conclusion.
Responsibility: Carol Bohmer, Amy Shuman.

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This book explores the legitimacy of political asylum applications in the US and UK through an examination of the varieties of evidence, narratives, and documentation with which they are assessed.  Read more...

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