Studying Refugee Solidarity as ‘Ethics from Below’ – Some Ideas for Further Research

Since the years 2014/15, there has been a decisive and continuous rise in civil society’s commitment for asylum seekers and refugees in Germany. Some studies were conducted on the demographic structure of volunteers, the fields of commitment and on motivations; furthermore, integration policies take...

Author: Schirilla, Nausikaa
Document types:Article
Media types:Text
Publication date:2019
Date of publication on miami:11.04.2019
Modification date:16.04.2019
Source:Proceedings of the 2018 ZiF Workshop “Studying Migration Policies at the Interface between Empirical Research and Normative Analysis”, S. 13
Edition statement:[Electronic ed.]
Source:Matthias Hoesch/Lena Laube (eds.): Proceedings of the 2018 ZiF Workshop “Studying Migration Policies at the Interface between Empirical Research and Normative Analysis”, 71-78. DOI: 10.17879/85189704253
Subjects:Freiwilligenarbeit; Migrationsethik; Flüchtlinge volunteering; migration ethics; refugees
DDC Subject:172: Politische Ethik
325: Internationale Migration, Kolonisation
353: Einzelne Bereiche der öffentlichen Verwaltung
License:CC BY-SA 4.0
Language:English
Format:PDF document
URN:urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-95189439106
Permalink:http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-95189439106
Other Identifiers:DOI: 10.17879/95189438573
Digital documents:artikel_schirilla_2019_studying-refugee-solidarity.pdf

Since the years 2014/15, there has been a decisive and continuous rise in civil society’s commitment for asylum seekers and refugees in Germany. Some studies were conducted on the demographic structure of volunteers, the fields of commitment and on motivations; furthermore, integration policies take into account these civil societies activities on different levels of politics. But up to now there is no link to ethical theories. This paper argues that empirical research on normative attitudes in refugee solidarity might lead to complementary insights concerning migration ethics. I ask if we can conceive refugee solidarity as “ethics from below”.