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The politics of asylum is more important than ever before. At the end of 2019, according to data from the UNHCR, there were 80 million displaced persons around the world. More than half of those were displaced within their own countries. But 25 million were refugees, and a further 4.2 million were seeking asylum in another country.
So how do the countries that refugees and asylum-seekers flee to respond? And what determines the degree to which these countries adopt an open or a closed approach?
Well two of our colleagues here in the UCL Department of Political Science are seeking answers to such questions in their research.
Host: Professor Jennifer Hudson
Dr Anna Oltman
Dr Judith Spirig