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Cosmopolitan Acceptance: A Model for Understanding Views of Acceptance Towards Asylum Seekers

Authors
  • Jacqueline Laughland-Booÿ
  • Zlatko Skrbiš

Abstract

This article offers a broad overview of how the concept of cosmopolitanism can inform an understanding of the acceptance of asylum seekers by members of settled populations. We begin with a brief history of cosmopolitan thought before summarising how the concept is understood in contemporary social theory. We then propose a theoretical framework which links inclusionary views towards asylum seekers with theories of cosmopolitanism and provides a model that allows ’cosmopolitan acceptance’ to be operationalised for the purposes of empirical research.

Keywords: Cosmopolitanism, Asylum seekers, Political refugees, Social acceptance

How to Cite:

Laughland-Booÿ, J. & Skrbiš, Z., (2019) “Cosmopolitan Acceptance: A Model for Understanding Views of Acceptance Towards Asylum Seekers”, Studies in Arts and Humanities 4(2), p.5-18. doi: https://doi.org/10.18193/sah.v4i2.138

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Published on
30 Jan 2019
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