Study: Acceptance of Refugees in German Federal States and Communities
Migration and Inclusion

Study: Acceptance of Refugees in German Federal States and Communities

This study, which covers the period up to spring 2015, explores the options open to communities in light of the increasing numbers of asylum seekers coming to Germany. With local authorities’ obligations to house and provide for asylum seekers on the one hand and the level of acceptance among the local population on the other, the situation has given rise to tensions that can only be resolved with expert skills in local politics. The authors of the study focus on precisely these tensions and analyze how communities can act within the framework of federal legislation. Also in the spotlight is the question of how local government strategies are communicated to local populations. Strengthening the decision-making skills of those involved in local politics and civil organizations plays a central role in terms of implementing structures for dealing with refugee immigration that are appropriate to local circumstances.

The study was funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung and carried out by the Center for Technology and Society (CTS) at the Technische Universität Berlin in conjunction with the Institute for Protest and Social Movement Studies, and DESI (an institute focusing on democratic development and social integration).
Jutta Aumüller, Priska Daphi, Celine Biesenkamp  Study: Acceptance of Refugees in German Federal States and Communities  Read and recommend

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Dr. Jutta Aumüller
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Dr. Priska Daphi
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