An Unchallenged Arbiter: The Role of British State Agency in Creating Forms of Unnatural Exclusion and Inclusion in Communities

My essay on the British state’s role in defining ethnicity, denying community forms of immigration and creating what Hoppe has termed unnatural inclusion and unnatural exclusion has been formally published with the Libertarian Alliance.

The ISBN paper is linked here: https://thelibertarianalliance.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/an-unchallenged-arbiter-1.pdf

In this essay I look at how the British state engenders unnatural inclusion and exclusion of migrants and asylum seekers through theoretical definitions, xeno-racist policies and entry barriers to socio-economic realms of life which limit the capacity of these groups to integrate and participate in civil society. Rather than looking at the framework of migration and inclusion through the lens of either settled populaces and their feelings of racism or through the blaming of migrants for not integrating, I want to see how state policies allow for such narratives to expand which limit the development of both bonding and bridging capital, and, when pushed through certain defined variants of community, create the kind of conditions seen in Sighthill, Glasgow. This then breeds misconceptions about migration, and means the fragmentation of communities among settled populaces and migrant networks.

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