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Migration policy must be based on more than just numbers

Glennie, Alex (2013) Migration policy must be based on more than just numbers. British Politics and Policy at LSE (05 Nov 2013). Blog Entry.

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Debate regarding immigration in the UK is highly charged and often consists of the use (or misuse) of statistics to underline one’s argument. While it is important to consistently challenge purposeful misrepresentations of facts that worsen perceptions of migration, Alex Glennie argues that countering numbers with yet more numbers will only reinforce the existing reductive framing of the debate, and confuse or alienate the public further. Treating migrants as statistics rather than people fails to recognise the complex emotional drivers of public attitudes.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 10 May 2017 14:24
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2019 23:21

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