Publication
Title
Een geïnstitutionaliseerd vluchtelingenbeleid in volle beweging (1944-2010)
Author
Abstract
In the second half of the 1940s the Belgian protectionist alien policy as it was shaped in the thirties ran into to its limits (again) War-time refugees from Central and Eastern Europe (including those who were already in the country) could not be easily fitted into the restrictive management of migration To make migration management feasible and to bring it into agreement with diplomatic and ideological interests, concessions turned out to be necessary Refugees obtained a privileged treatment, according to the international refugee regime of the Convention of Geneva The Convention defined a new international concept of refugee which grew out of the Nazi experience and also in confrontation with the Soviet regime Refugees were now considered to have a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, or political opinion This definition would be the basis for the Belgian refugee policy for the next half century Only from the 1980s onwards this refugee regime went into a deep crisis due to an increased pressure caused by an acceleration of globalisation The implosion of the Soviet empire worsened this crisis even mole and caused an attack on asylum as an immigration gate At the same time the rise of human rights in Belgian and European law revitalised the international refugee regime Both these processes are in a tense relationship It resulted in a generous eligibility process for those refugees who succeeded, notwithstanding the mounting obstacles, to reach Belgian territory
Language
Dutch
Source (journal)
Belgisch tijdschrift voor nieuwste geschiedenis / Jan Dhondt Stichting. - Gent, 1969, currens
BELGISCH TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR NIEUWSTE GESCHIEDENIS-REVUE BELGE D HISTOIRE
CONTEMPORAINE
Publication
Gent : 2010
ISSN
0035-0869 [print]
2295-3744 [online]
Volume/pages
40:3(2010), p. 449-488
ISI
000284564500006
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 16.11.2010
Last edited 07.11.2017
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