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Researchers in the Department of Sociology and at the Université de Nantes won large grant to study the actions of solidarity with asylum seekers and refugees

Posted by tf97 at Sep 05, 2016 02:30 PM |
Sociologists based at the University of Leicester and at the Université de Nantes (France) have been awarded £344,036 by the ESRC for a research project.

The research project entitled 'The Frames of Altruistic Action. A comparative analysis of volunteers' engagement in British and French pro-asylum charities' will be run by Pierre Monforte (Leicester) and Estelle d’Halluin-Mabillot (Nantes) from January 2017 to December 2019.

The overall goal of the research is to analyse and compare how and why volunteers get involved in charities and networks that support asylum seekers and refugees in Britain and in France. The project will explore how the collective actions in solidarity with asylum seekers and refugees are constructed and how the boundaries with other forms of collective actions (in particular social and political protest) are debated. Also, from a cross-national comparative perspective, the project will explore how life trajectories, organisational features, and contextual factors such as policy changes or media coverage shape the ways in which volunteers define their engagement with altruistic action.

You can find out more information about the project here.

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