and is how police do their work influenced by specific environments and social networks? In this chapter, we examine the issue of integration in relation to policing in the Pacific, where most research on policing islands has been conducted. The Pacific Islands are loosely sub-divided into cultural and geographic groupings of Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia. Most Pacific Island communities (PICs) are microstates with small, geographically dispersed populations. Approximately 90 per cent of the region’s population of approximately 11 million people live in
15 Thinking historically about integration ONE Thinking historically about integration David Gladstone Introduction Exactly 40 years ago, in 1963, the Ministry of Health of Macmillan’s Conservative government produced its Health and Welfare White Paper (Ministry of Health, 1963). Its significance lay in its subtitle: the development of community care. Together with the Hospital Plan of the preceding year, it refocused the objectives and activities both of hospital care within the NHS and services for adults provided by the local authority health and welfare
137 EIGHT Integration into British society If you have money you like everything, even the rain. (Izabela, Bath) If it weren’t for the language barrier, I’d be a happy person! (Edyta, Bath) Chapter Eight and Chapter Nine are complementary. This chapter explores integration in the sense of making links with British people and learning how to operate in British society, and examines the interviewees’ own perceptions about the most important ‘indicators of integration’, those aspects of inclusion which would particularly encourage them to remain in England
525© The Policy Press, 2012 • ISSN 0305 5736 Key words: migration • integration • refugees • policy Policy & Politics vol 40 no 4 • 525–45 (2012) • http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/030557312X643795 Implementing integration in the UK: lessons for integration theory, policy and practice Jenny Phillimore While immigration policy in the United Kingdom (UK) largely focuses on securing borders and restricting access to welfare, a separate strand has developed around promoting refugee integration. This article examines the way in which integration policy had been
In this incisive analysis, Sredanovic compares and contrasts the experiences of citizenship and integration policies in the UK and Belgium.
In-depth interviews with officials illuminate both the everyday application of approaches to citizenship and integration, and their evolution in recent years. By examining the levels of discretion that exist within the two countries’ systems, this book explores the variations within the implementation processes.
The first comparative work of its kind, this book goes beyond the analysis of legislation to explore how citizenship and integration policies are applied on the frontline.
This book provides invaluable descriptions and comparative analyses of the now complex and highly varied arrangements for the care of children, disabled and older people in Europe, set within the context of changing labour markets and welfare systems. It includes analyses of the modernisation of informal care and new forms of informal care, topics often neglected in the literature.
Issues of gender, family change, social integration and citizenship are all explored in a series of chapters that report on original empirical, cross-national research. All contributors are high-ranking experts involved in the COST A13 Action Programme, funded by the European Union.
Care and social integration in European societies is essential reading for social policy and sociology academics, particularly those who are interested in comparative policy analysis, gender, labour markets and families. It is also recommended reading for graduate level students in these fields and policy makers, for whom the book provides a unique resource on the latest European developments in this critical policy area.
It is a key aim of current youth justice policy to introduce principles of restorative justice and involve victims in responses to crime. This is most evident in the referral order and youth offender panels established by the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999. However, the challenges involved in delivering a form of restorative youth justice that is sensitive to the needs of victims are considerable.
This report provides an illuminating evaluation of the manner in which one Youth Offending Service sought to integrate victims into the referral order process. The study affords in-depth insights into the experiences and views of victims and young people who attended youth offender panel meetings. It places these in the context of recent policy debates and principles of restorative justice.
The report tracks a 6 month cohort of cases in 2004; provides an analysis of in-depth interviews with victims, young offenders and their parents; highlights the challenges associated with integrating victims into restorative youth justice; offers recommendations with regard to the involvement of victims in referral orders.
This timely report will be of great value to youth justice policy-makers and practitioners, researchers and students of criminology and criminal justice, as well as all those interested in restorative interventions and the role of victims in the justice process.
Introduction This chapter aims to illuminate a discord between the general integration discourse in Sweden, the way it is materialised in social work practice, and how young refugees view their own situation in relation to integration and resettlement. Based on a study with 11 so-called ‘unaccompanied female minors’, the chapter illuminates alternative perspectives on what challenges these girls face as they seek to integrate into a new society post transit. Integration (also the Swedish definition of the term) has been criticised for being vague and
17 TWO The concept of solidarity in the European integration discourse Józef Niżnik This chapter is devoted to the concept of solidarity and its role in European integration discourse. I deliberately use the phrase ‘European integration discourse’ rather than ‘discourse about the European Union’, and the reasons for this will become clear once the meaning of the term has been explained. After initial conceptual analysis focused on a general meaning of the concept of solidarity and its possible divergences, I clarify my understanding of a discourse
Introduction In 2016, the proportion of Canada’s foreign-born population surged to 21.9 per cent, amounting to about 3.85 million residents. In response to growing underemployment among immigrants in Canada during the 2000s, the government implemented policies to enhance their integration ( AMSSA, 2017 ; Allan, 2019 ). One such policy initiative promoted volunteering in non-profit organisations to gain ‘Canadian experience’, the lack of which posed a significant barrier to immigrant integration, especially in the labour market ( Government of Canada, 2012