ASYLUM SEEKERS AND THE DANISH SYSTEM - A POLICY EVALUATION

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Nnoko Kang Ngite
4. term, Global Refugee Studies, Master (Master Programme)
Denmark as another European nation facing the issue of immigration has a heated debate an issue as well as the refugee crisis. Denmark as a signatory to the 1951 refugee convention has to deal with the issues of asylum seekers flooding into its territory due to the wars, the spread in human rights violations, disasters occurring and spreading in our world today. This thesis addresses Denmark’s policies towards asylum seekers in terms of protection. And no better tool to measure protection for asylum seekers than the Universal declaration of human rights.
This has been done through the examination of Danish asylum policies in protecting asylum seekers with respect to the right to seek asylum, freedom of movement, family life and family reunification, employment as well as non refoulement as a right to return them to a place of persecution with the use to Agamben’s biopower theory to explain.
Also, this thesis addresses the recent influx of asylum seekers into Denmark according to the numbers in 2014 which rose dramatically as compared to the previous years. With the high debate and action on immigrations and securitization of borders both in Denmark and across the European Union, what factors are there that influence these asylum seekers to prefer Denmark as a destination to lounge an application to seek protection. Another theory, Anthony Gidden’s structuration is applied to explain refugee movements as such explaining their destination to Denmark.
LanguageEnglish
Publication date19 Dec 2014
Number of pages57
ID: 207141398