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About Tom Vickers

Tom Vickers is a social scientist and activist based in North East England. He is a Lecturer in the Department of Social Sciences and Languages at Northumbria University and the author of Refugees, Capitalism and the British State: Implications for social workers, volunteers and activists (Ashgate 2012). His current research addresses the meaning of 'austerity' for recent migrants to Britain.

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Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Academics speak out against the UK Immigration Bill

Researchers are challenging government policy, exposing untruths and contesting the terms of the debate. We must use our freedom to maintain a radical perspective and build an alternative to austerity and exclusion.

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