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Dissertation: Jumpers for Goalposts: A Study of Refugee Integration in the UK Through Sport

Dissertation: Jumpers for Goalposts: A Study of Refugee Integration in the UK Through Sport

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Other

Year

2017

In this dissertation, Josh Denington examines the impact of football on the integration of refugees in Lancaster.

“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does.” Nelson Mandela

The European migration crisis has created the need to develop effective refugee integration strategies in the UK. Local councils and governments would appear to place more emphasis on health, education and economic support at the cost of social aspects of integration. This empirical study argues that the universal and cross-cultural commonality of sport provides a vital platform for aiding the refugee integration process and recommends an increased focus should be placed on the role of sport in general, and football in particular.                      

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 11:39

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