Post Tagged with: "refugees"

Fear, Anger and Attitudes Toward Immigration

Fear, Anger and Attitudes Toward Immigration

Fear and anger that undergird the reactions to outgroups contribute greatly to coalescing diverse interests into supporting strong border controls which exclude migrants.

Refugees as Contributors to Peace

Refugees as Contributors to Peace

Finding solutions to refugee situations is a struggle of the politically excluded for political inclusion. Resolving displacement inextricably links with achieving peace.

Implications of the Securitisation of Migration

Implications of the Securitisation of Migration

The securitization of migration reinforces a politics of fear and racism.

Fortress Europe?  Porous Borders and EU Dependence on Neighbour Countries

Fortress Europe? Porous Borders and EU Dependence on Neighbour Countries

EU borders cannot be understood without understanding the relations with its neighbours and the stability in its borderlands. The image of Fortress Europe is too naïve.

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Chronic Refugee Populations and UNHCR’s Funding Model: A Source of Insecurity

The donor-funded model of UNHCR fails to account for long-standing exiled populations, which eventually leads to security implications in vulnerable areas.

Cosmopolitanism in Akkar? Why the Role of Host Families Is Significant

Cosmopolitanism in Akkar? Why the Role of Host Families Is Significant

Lebanese hospitality has implications for thinking about humanitarianism, the relation between communities and the state, and communities and the international

Offshore Interdiction Operations and the Refugee Rights of Irregular Migrants

Offshore Interdiction Operations and the Refugee Rights of Irregular Migrants

In fear that ISIL fighters might enter Europe as irregular asylum-seekers, EU policymakers are scrambling to implement new policies to prevent the arrival of these groups

Migrant Cosmopolitanism

Migrant Cosmopolitanism

Republican cosmopolitanism is only part of cosmopolitanism—the most reactionary part. The true agents and movers of cosmopolitan history and politics have always been, and continue to be, migrants.

Lebanon and the Syria Crisis

Lebanon and the Syria Crisis

With Syria descending into all out civil war, neighboring Lebanon finds itself in a precarious spot. The Lebanese government’s equivocal stance may prove impossible to continue.

Dawn Of A New Era for the Forgotten Issue of Statelessness

Dawn Of A New Era for the Forgotten Issue of Statelessness

2011 marked the culmination of a range of developments at national, regional and global levels which indicate that there is not just every reason for states to want to do more to address statelessness, but also that something can be done about it.

Assisting refugees in protracted refugee situations: A never-ending story?

Assisting refugees in protracted refugee situations: A never-ending story?

The kind of assistance a refugee really needs is the right to work, to own property, to move freely and to participate in political processes. A short-term focus on the current humanitarian crisis in Dadaab needs to be accompanied by a recognition of the fact that those who live in the refugee camps face a protracted humanitarian crisis.

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