Extending State Power Through ‘Syrian Refugee Entrepreneurship’ - The Social Positioning Of Outsiders

  • John Lever (Speaker)
  • Deema Refai (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
  • Radi Haloub (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


As refugee rights and protection have been increasingly undermined,
longstanding representations of refugees as passive dependents of
humanitarian and welfare state aid have been increasingly questioned by
neoliberal discourses stressing “entrepreneurship” as a driver of
innovation and resilience. This paper explores these developments as the play out on the ground using data from a BA/Leverhulme funded study of Syrian refugees in West Yorkshire in the North of England.
Period31 Aug 20213 Sep 2021
Event title15th European Sociological Association Conference: Sociological Knowledge's for Alternative Futures
Event typeConference
Conference number15
LocationOnline, SpainShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational