Forty-Eight Shades of Germany: Positive and Negative Discrimination in Federal Asylum Decision Making

  title={Forty-Eight Shades of Germany: Positive and Negative Discrimination in Federal Asylum Decision Making},
  author={Gerald Schneider and Nadine Segadlo and Miriam Leue},
  journal={German Politics},
  pages={564 - 581}
Individual asylum seekers fail to obtain refugee status at considerably different rates cross- and sub-nationally. However, we do not know whether asylum seekers also face similar discriminatory potential when they appeal a negative decision and, if their appeal fails, when the authorities decide about their deportation. To fill this research gap, we examine inequities in these three stages of asylum decision making across the sixteen German Länder. We argue, based on principal-agent reasoning… 
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