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Politics of Adjustment: How mayors in rural municipalities manage reception facilities for asylum seekers

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08 June 2022
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Very often, the opening of reception centres in rural areas depends on superordinate political levels. How do mayors in rural areas react to this decision? In our research, we interviewed mayors from Austria, France, Germany, and Italy and identified five commonly used strategies.

Miriam Haselbacher

Miriam Haselbacher works at the Institute of Urban and Regional Research at the Austrian Academy of Science. She currently works on the projects YouBeOn and D.Rad. For her PhD project she focused on accommodation practices in small-scale municipalities.

Helena Segarra

Helena Segarra is a PhD Candidate in political science at the University of Vienna. She is currently Marietta Blau Scholar at the University Toulouse Jean Jaurès and works for the Erasmus+ Projects BordEUr-New European Borderlands and Helci - Higher Education Learning Community for Inclusion. Her research interests are migration, asylum, multi-level-governance, inclusion, higher education.

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  • Migration

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https://doi.org/10.57708/b121967063
Haselbacher, M., & Segarra, H. Politics of Adjustment: How mayors in rural municipalities manage reception facilities for asylum seekers. https://doi.org/10.57708/B121967063

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