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Mayblin, L. (2017) Asylum After Empire: Colonial Legacies in the Politics of Asylum Seeking, Rowman and Littlefield International

Journal Articles

Bales, K. Mayblin, L. (2018) Unfree labour in immigration detention: Exploitation and coercion of a captive immigrant workforce, Economy and Society,

Mayblin, L. James, P. (2018) Asylum and refugee support in the UK: civil society filling the gaps? Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies,

Mayblin, L. (2017) Imagining asylum, governing asylum seekers: complexity reduction and policy making in the UK Home Office, Migration Studies,

Mayblin, L. (2016) Complexity reduction and policy consensus: asylum seekers, the right to work, and the ‘pull factor’ thesis in the UK context, The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 18(4): 812–828

Mayblin, L. Valentine, G. Winisarka, A. (2016) Migration and Diversity in a Post-socialist Context: Creating -Integrative Encounters in Poland, Environment and Planning A, 48(5): 960–978

Mayblin, L. Piekut, A. Valentine, G. (2016) ’Other’ posts in ‘other’ places: Poland through a Postcolonial Lens? Sociology, 50(1):60–76

Mayblin, L. (2016) Troubling the exclusive privileges of citizenship: Mobile solidarities, asylum seekers, and the right to work, Citizenship Studies, 20(2): 192-207

Winiarska, A. Jackson, L. Mayblin, L. Valentine, G. (2015) “They kick you because they are not able to kick the ball”: normative conceptions of sex difference and the politics of exclusion in mixed-sex football, Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics, Online first DOI: abs/10.1080/17430437.2015.1067778

Mayblin, L. Valentine, G. Andersson, J. (2015) In the Contact Zone: Engineering Meaningful Encounters across Difference, The Geographical Journal, Online first DOI: 10.1111/geoj.12128

Mayblin, L. (2014). Colonialism, Decolonisation, and the Right to be Human: Britain and the 1951 Geneva Convention on the Status of Refugees. Journal of Historical Sociology, 27(3): 423-441

Mayblin, L. (2014) Asylum, Welfare and Work: Reflections on Research in Asylum and Refugee Studies, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 34(9/10): 375-391

Harris, C. Jackson, L. Mayblin, L. Piekut, A. Valentine, G. (2014) “Big Brother Welcomes You”: Exploring Innovative Methods for Research with Children and Young People Outside of the Home and School Environments, Qualitative Research, 15(3): 583-599

Valentine, G. Jackson, L. Mayblin, L. (2014) Ways of Seeing: Sexism, the Forgotten Prejudice? Gender, Place and Culture, 21(4): 401-414

Mayblin, L. (2013) Never Look Back: Political Thought and the Abolition of Slavery, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 26(1): 93-110

Battel-Lowman, E. and Mayblin, L. (2011) Theorising the (Post)colonial, Decolonising Theory, Studies in Social and Political Thought, 19.

Book Chapters

Mayblin, L. (2017) Postcolonial Theory, in Outhwaite, W. and Turner, S. (Eds) The Sage Handbook of Political Sociology, London: Sage

Mayblin, L. (2017) Is there a Black and Minority Ethnic Third Sector in the UK? In Informal community groups: understanding the role of organisations on the edge of the voluntary sector, McCabe, A. Phillimore, J. (Eds), Bristol: Policy Press

Valentine, G. Mayblin, L. (2016) Creating Meaningful Contact: Boundaries and Bridges in the Intercultural City, Marconi, G. and Ostanel, E. The Intercultural City: Migration, Minorities, and the Management of Diversity, London: I.B. Taurus

Mayblin, L. (2014) Creating ‘Meaningful contact’. Some Findings from the LIVEDIFFERENCE Research Programme, in Zaborowska, M. (ed) Sport for Dialogue: Good Practices Around Europe, Warsaw: Fundacja dla Wolności


Kitchin, H. Phillimore, J. Goodson, L. Mayblin, L. Jones, A. Pickstock, A. Weir, S. Blick, A. (2009) Communicating Cohesion: Evaluating Local Authority Communication Strategies, Local Government Association, London.

Lee, P. Mayblin, L. Liu, X. Tice, A. Saunders, H. Rowlands, R. (2008) Transform South Yorkshire Housing Market Renewal Pathfinder: Final Evaluation Report, Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, Birmingham.

Phillimore, J. Ergün, E. Hennessy, D. Lee, P and Mayblin, L. (2007) Evaluating the Outcomes of Refugee Support, Report for Birmingham City Council

Wells, P. Mayblin, L. (2006) Applying Innovative Methodologies to Evaluation Research, Yorkshire Forward, Leeds.

Cole, I. Mayblin, L. (2006) Improving the Residential Offer in Leeds City Region: Developing a Strategic Response to the Challenges of Economic Growth, Report to Leeds City Region Development Partnership, Annex to Leeds City Region Development Plan Submission 2. Leeds, Leeds City Council.

Working Papers

Mayblin, L. James, P. (2016) Factors influencing asylum destination choice: A review of the evidence, University of Sheffield, Available at:

Mayblin, L. Soteri-Proctor, A, (2011) The Black and Minority Ethnic Third Sector: A Review of the Literature, TSRC Briefing Paper 58, Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham. Available at:

McCabe, A. Phillimore, J. Mayblin, L. (2010). Below the Radar: A Summary Review of the Literature, TSRC Briefing Paper 29, Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham. Available at:

Book Reviews

Mayblin, L. (2016) Movement and the Ordering of Freedom: On Liberal Governances of Mobility, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History

Mayblin, L. (2015) Freedom Time: Negritude, Decolonization and the Future of the World by Gary Wilder, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 39(3): 524-526

Mayblin, L. (2013). Border Watch by Alexandra Hall. 2012. LSE Review of Books [online] Mayblin, L. (2012) Captives: Britain, Empire and the World 1600-1850 by Colley, L. 2003. Reinvention: an International Journal of Undergraduate Research, 5(2).

Mayblin, L. (2012) Decolonizing European Sociology: Transdisciplinary Approaches by Rodríguez, E. G., Boatca, M., and Costa, S. (eds), 2010. Sociology, 46, 4:772-773.

Mayblin, L. (2011) International Relations and Non-Western Thought: Imperialism, Colonialism and Investigations of Global Modernity by Robbie Shilliam (ed), 2011. International Organisation, 87(5):1230-2131

Mayblin, L. (2011) Citizenship and Immigration by Christian Joppke, 2010. The Sociological Review, 59(1):183-185.

Mayblin, L. (2010) The Idea of Human Rights, by Charles Beitz, 2009. Political Studies Review, 8(3): 376.

Mayblin, L. (2009) The Exclusionary Politics of Asylum, by Vicki Squire, 2009. Critical Policy Studies, 3(1): 147-148.

Mayblin, L. (2008) Gender, Conflict and Migration, by Navnita Chadha Behera, 2006, Journal of Refugee Studies, 21(1):138-140.

Other Media/Publications

Bales, K. Mayblin, L. (2017) ‘Paid work’ or underpaid labour? The labour exploitation of detainees within immigration detention, Discover Society, Issue 47.

Mayblin, L. (2017) Soil, Blood and Identity, The Sociological Review blog,, 13.03.17

Mayblin, L. James, P. (2016) The economic case for allowing asylum seekers to work – and giving them more cash, The Conversation,

Mayblin, L. (2016) Myth of Pull Factor Mires U.K. Asylum Seekers in Poverty, Refugees Deeply,

Mayblin, L. (2016) Asylum seekers in Britain: putting the economic ‘pull factor’ in context, LSE Policy and Politics Blog,

Mayblin, L. James, P. (2016) Is access to work really a pull factor for asylum seekers? The Conversation,

Mayblin, L. (2015) The politics of asylum: the boring bits matter, Open Democracy

Mayblin, L. (2015) Why the UK’s 2015 Immigration Bill is bad for vulnerable migrant workers, Open Democracy,

Mayblin, L. (2015) On the Frontline: Asylum, welfare and work, Discover Society, Issue 26,

Mayblin, L. (2015) The Refugee crisis: what the experts say, University of Sheffield, Mayblin, L. (2011) Dall’Inghilterra. «Non siamo più la generazione post-ideologica: noi oggi siamo il cuore della resistenza», Menodizero (Italian online journal), 13.02.11

Mayblin, L. (2010) Beyond the Hostile State: Imagining Universities of Sanctuary, Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, 1(1):35-40

Mayblin, L. (2010) “We are no longer the post-ideological generation; we are now the generation at the heart of the resistance” Campaign for the Public University (, republished by The Sociological Imagination ( and the International Sociological Association blog 'Universities in Crisis' (

Mayblin, L. (2010) University of Sanctuary. The Sociological Imagination:

Mayblin, L. (2010) Thinly Veiled Persecution. The Sociological Imagination:

Mayblin, L. (2010) New Politics? Even for Asylum Seekers? The Sociological Imagination:

Mayblin, L. (2010) The Problem of Riches: An interview with Professor Karen Rowlingson, Network (BSA magazine)

Mayblin, L. (2010) Dear Prime Minister, Policy World, Summer edition.

Mayblin, L. (2010) Historically European, Morally Universal? The 1951 Geneva Convention on the Status of Refugees. e-International Relations [online journal], available at:

Mayblin, L. (2009) Another Sociology is Possible: An interview with Boaventura De Sousa Santos, Network (BSA magazine), Issue 103

Mayblin, L. (November 2009) Interview with Professor Boaventura De Sousa Santos, BSA Postgraduate Forum Podcast, available on itunes.

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