Asylum seekers and refugees

Recent Publications

April 27, 2006

European Race Bulletin no. 55

'Asylum: from deterrence to criminalisation' by Frances Webber draws attention to the threat posed to international conventions by the adoption of a penal framework to prevent the arrival of would-be refugees in Europe and to aid the departure of failed asylum seekers.

April 11, 2005

The deportation machine: Europe, asylum and human rights

Citing over 200 detailed case studies, The deportation machine: Europe, asylum and human rights shows how opportunist political campaigning puts the lives of asylum seekers at risk.

October 1, 2002

Race & Class, October 2002

The US military in the era of globalisation, by Jerry Harris

July 3, 2002


As, in the wake of September 11, the concept of international justice is hotly debated, the Institute of Race Relations examines exactly how well internal truth commissions have served the struggle for justice.

April 1, 2002

Racism: the hidden cost of September 11

A special investigation into how anti-terrorist laws across Europe are giving rise to a new wave of popular racism.

January 9, 2002

The gentle revolutionary: essays in honour of Jan Carew

A special issue of Race & Class dedicated to black novelist and anti-colonial activist and thinker Jan Carew.

July 1, 1999

A world to win: essays in honour of A. Sivanandan

This special double issue of Race & Class focuses on the work of one of today's seminal thinkers on Marxism, imperialism and racism, who is also a key figure in the black movement, an often trenchant critic of the Left and an award-winning novelist.

October 1, 1998

The threat of globalism

Globalisation is fast becoming the buzzword to justify the new world economic order.

July 1, 1997

Europe: the wages of racism

This major report lays bare the measures and mechanisms which turn migrants into 'illegals', and asylum-seekers into forced labour.

January 1, 1995

Europe on trial

An indictment of the violation of the human rights of refugees and asylum-seekers across Europe.

April 1, 1994

Aboriginal Australia: land, law and culture

The watershed 'Mabo' judgement on land rights opened a new chapter in Aboriginal history. Issues of self-determination, indigenous control of resources, the making of Aboriginal culture are all explored here - by those involved in these struggles.

January 1, 1994

Inside Racist Europe

How Europe uses popular racism, criminalisation and specious ‘democracy’ to keep out refugees.

July 1, 1993

Black America: the street and the campus

What does the politics of the street signify and how do the academics interpret it?

January 1, 1991

Europe: variations on a theme of racism

This in-depth analysis outlines the specifics of each country's racism, tracing it to its historical and philosophical roots and the country's social formation.

January 1, 1982

A different hunger: writings on black resistance (out of print)

A seminal collection of essays on racism and black resistance from the late 1960s to the early 1980s.