Brick-by-Brick Integration: The Effect of Multi-Level Governance on Refugee Housing and Integration in Germany
My project focused on how refugee housing policy in Berlin and Leverkusen were structured to deliver refugee integration services. Utilising a frame of multi-level governance, the research found that the Leverkusen Model operated as one of best practice through its collaborative governance structure and implementation methods with third-sector organisations and civil society. The research also reflected on the practice side of theories surrounding integration, weaving together disparate strands of acculturation theory, transnationalism theory, and others, to create an ideal governance framework for refugee housing policy.
I passed my viva voce in August.
B.A. Political Science, Rutgers University
MSc International Relations, London School of Economics
PhD Politics, University of York
Seminar Tutor, University of York, 2019-2020;
Teaching Assistant, University of Sheffield, 2021-2022
Auslender, E. (2021). Multi-level Governance in Refugee Housing and Integration Policy: a Model of Best Practice in Leverkusen. Int. Migration & Integration. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12134-021-00876-4