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Becoming British

Author : Thom Brooks
ISBN : 9781785900150
Genre : Political Science
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From Syrian asylum seekers to super-rich foreign investors, immigration is one of the most controversial issues facing Britain today. Politicians kick the subject from one election to the next with energetic but ineffectual promises to 'crack down', while newspaper editors plaster it across front pages. But few know the truth behind the headlines; indeed, the almost daily changes to our complex immigration laws pile up so quickly that even the officials in charge struggle to keep up. In this clear, concise guide, Thom Brooks, one of the UK's leading experts on British citizenship - and a newly initiated British citizen himself - deftly navigates the perennially thorny path, exploding myths and exposing absurdities along the way. Ranging from how to test for 'Britishness' to how to tackle EU 'free movement', Becoming British explores how UK immigration really works - and sparks a long-overdue debate about how it should work. Combining expert analysis with a blistering critique of the failings of successive governments, this is the definitive guide to one of the most hotly disputed issues in the UK today. Wherever you stand on the immigration debate, Brooks's wryly observed account is the essential road map.

Citizenship In Times Of Turmoil

Author : Devyani Prabhat
ISBN : 9781788119214
Genre : Law
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This innovative book considers the evolution of the contemporary issues surrounding British citizenship, integrating the social aspects and ideas of identity and belonging alongside the legal elements. With contributions from renowned lawyers and academics, it challenges the view that there are immutable values and enduring rights associated with citizenship status.

Britishness Belonging And Citizenship

Author : Devyani Prabhat
ISBN : 9781447344476
Genre : Social Science
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Long term resident migrants to the UK still face significant barriers to citizenship. Dr Prabhat captures the experiences of those who successfully become British citizens through stories of belonging, citizenship, and the law. The book illuminates the gap between policy and practice in gaining British citizenship.

Legislative Scrutiny Borders Citizenship And Immigration Bill Ninth Report Of Session 2008 09 Report Together With Formal Minutes And Written Evide

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ISBN : 0104424974
Genre : Business & Economics
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In this report on the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill, the Joint Committee on Human Rights says the Government should reconsider proposed changes to the pathway to British citizenship. Whilst the Bill does not change the underlying position of migrants' access to benefits, it extends the time it takes to get to applying for citizenship by a year. During this period a person given the new 'probationary citizenship' will be ineligible for 15 different types of benefit that are available to those with 'indefinite leave to remain'. The Committee is also concerned that the new rules may be applied retrospectively and urges the Government not to override the legitimate expectations of migrants already on the path to citizenship under the current rules. The Committee also has concerns about the proposed 'short cut' to citizenship, reducing the time it takes to naturalise can by two years if applicants participate in unpaid community activity. Tracking this activity risks infringing people's right to privacy, and the Committee is also concerned that the requirement risks penalising people who are unable to undertake such activities, because of disability or caring responsibilities or because they are already in paid full time work. The Committee welcomes the new positive duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in the discharge of immigration, asylum, nationality and customs functions and the reversal of the Government's previous policy of excluding children subject to immigration control from the protection of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Pass The British Citizenship Test Teach Yourself Ebook Epub

Author : Bernice Walmsley
ISBN : 9781444129601
Genre : Study Aids
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Pass the British Citizenship Test will enable you to pass the test which will allow you to apply for for indefinite leave to remain or naturalisation as a British citizen. Covering everything from the application and what you need to know to practice questions and what comes after the test, this book will prepare you for the whole process. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at to give you a richer understanding of the British Citizenship test. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Active Citizenship

Author : Bernard Crick
ISBN : 9780748686520
Genre : Political Science
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Considers the possibilities for active citizenship within areas of broad concern in UK politics: young people and justice; parliaments with the people; women and equality; integrating immigrants; multiculturalism; schools; community; social inclusion and

Brokering Britain Educating Citizens

Author : Melanie Cooke
ISBN : 9781788924641
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book addresses the politically charged issue of citizenship and English language learning among adult migrants in the UK. Whilst citizenship learning is inherent in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), the book argues that top-down approaches and externally-designed curricula are not a productive or useful approach. Meaningful citizenship education in adult ESOL is possible, however, if it brings social and political content centre-stage alongside pedagogy which develops the capabilities for active, grassroots, participatory citizenship. The chapters deliver a detailed examination of citizenship and ESOL in the UK. They address a range of community and college-based settings and the needs and circumstances of different groups of ESOL students, including refugees, migrant mothers, job seekers and students with mental health needs. The book draws attention to the crucial role of ESOL teachers as ‘brokers of citizenship’ mediating between national policy and the experiences and needs of adult migrant students. The book links together language pedagogy and citizenship theory with the practical concerns of ESOL teachers and students.

The Invention Of The Passport

Author : John Torpey
ISBN : 0521634938
Genre : History
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This book examines the history of the passport and state control of population movement.

Gcse Citizenship Studies For Aqa

Author : Joan Campbell
ISBN : 0435808109
Genre : Citizenship
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This text offers comprehensive exam advice to help students prepare effectively for the exam.

Defining British Citizenship

Author : Rieko Karatani
ISBN : 9781135762322
Genre : Political Science
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Unlike many nations Britain had not developed a national citizenship by the 20th century. Instead belonging in Britain was merely a function of allegiance to the Crown. This lack of definition was seen as beneficial. This title explores the implications of such vagueness as a new millennium begins.

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