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    • The Growing Influence of the Courts over the Fate of Refugees 

      Soennecken, Dagmar (Review of European and Russian Affairs, 2008)
      A number of migration scholars suggest that domestic courts have become the key protective institution for refugees. How can we explain this claim? One prominent explanation identifies group litigation as the key source ...
    • The Managerialization of Refugee Determinations in Canada 

      Soennecken, Dagmar (Droit et Société, 2013)
      Although refugees are protected by a myriad of legal norms, this article shows that the domestic process of determining who is awarded this status has become more and more managerialized, even in a country like Canada, ...
    • Extending Hospitality? History, Courts and the Executive 

      Soennecken, Dagmar (Studies in Law, Politics and Society, 2013)
      While many consider court involvement in immigration matters a given, in liberal nation-states, there is actually a substantial degree of variation. This chapter revisits two “critical junctures” in the early immigration ...
    • Shifting Back and Up: The European Turn in Canadian Refugee Policy 

      Soennecken, Dagmar (Comparative Migration Studies, 2014)
      During the last decade, Canada’s immigration and citizenship policies have been radically transformed. Hardly any aspect has been left untouched. That humanitarian migration has also been restricted and transformed has ...
    • Germany and the Janus Face of Immigration Federalism: Devolution vs. Centralization 

      Soennecken, Dagmar (Springer, 2014-03)
      What challenges and opportunities has federalism held for countries like Germany, one of Europe’s most ‘reluctant’ states of immigration? Although the formal, constitutional division of powers between the German central ...
    • The Paradox of Docket Control: Empowering Judges, Frustrating Refugees 

      Soennecken, Dagmar (Law & Policy, 2016-10)
      This article focuses on the gradual expansion of docket control mechanisms in refugee (or asylum) law proceedings in Germany. It shows that granting judges more and more control over their asylum dockets was a central ...
    • Taking the Harper Government’s Refugee Policy to Court 

      Soennecken, Dagmar; Anderson, Christopher G. (University of Toronto, 2018)
      There is no question that significant changes occurred in Canadian refugee policy under the Conservative government of Stephen Harper during its near ten years in power. Indeed, observers note that virtually no aspect was ...
    • Mobilizing European law 

      Conant, Lisa; Hofman, Andreas; Soennecken, Dagmar; Vanhala, Lisa (Journal of European Public Policy, 2018)
      The literature on European legal mobilization asks why individuals, groups and companies go to court and explores the impact of litigation on policy, institutions and the balance of power among actors. Surveying the ...
    • An Embedded Systems Perspective in Conceptualizing Canada’s Healthcare Sustainability 

      Tsasis, Peter; Agrawal, Nirupama; Guriel, Natalie (MDPI, 2019)
      Healthcare sustainability has been dominated by a strong fiscal orientation. In an era of budget cuts and staff reductions, the financial challenges in Canadian healthcare are immediate and must be addressed. However, an ...
    • Patrolling the boundaries of belonging? Courts, law and citizenship 

      Conant, Lisa; Hofmann, Andreas; Soennecken, Dagmar; Vanhala, Lisa (Elgar, 2019)
      This chapter explores how courts and law have contributed to the evolution of citizenship. Theoretically, it draws on Christian Joppke’s distinctions between citizenship as status, rights, and identity as a means to analyse ...