Enlightening (Zoe Williams, The Guardian
This tightly argued indictment of British policies and the selfproclaimed liberal states illiberal Us vs. Them juxtaposition in law, data collection and discourse should be required reading for political scientists. (Dirk Hoerder, Sozial.Geschichte Online
The book leaves anyone interested in justifications of eligibility in social policies motivated to maintain a critical debate about the very foundations of often taken-for-granted assumptions about deservingness, as well as the global and national distribution effects of particular exclusionary policy choices with regard to individual groups' rights, life chances and livelihoods. It certainly teaches us not to hide behind legal catagories and statuses or formal decision-making procedures in our analyses of policies and politics. (Regine Paul, Journal of Social Policy
About the Author
Bridget Anderson's research interests include low waged labour migration, deportation, legal status, and citizenship. Publications include Doing the Dirty Work? The Global Politics of Domestic Labour
(Zed Books 2000) and Who Needs Migrant Workers? Labour Shortages, Immigration and Public Policy
(OUP 2010), co-edited with Martin Ruhs. She has worked with a wide range of national and international NGOs including the Trades Union Congress, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and the International Labour Organisation. She is Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at Oxford University.