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On seeking asylum from poverty

Why the refugee/migrant paradigm cannot hold

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This paper explores the ‘politics of labelling’ in the UK in relation to the perceived migration ‘crisis’ of 2014-present. Drawing upon philosophical insights in relation to types of violence, I argue that the moral distinction that sustains the labels ‘migrant’ and ‘refugee’ in the present context is untenable, and find that:

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(R) EuropeAfghanistanGreece

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Language & TerminologyPolicyProtection & Assistance

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