Refuge

Refuge is a magazine specializing in Social Science topics.

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 3, May

Afghanistan, 2002: No Refuge
In the break between "evil regimes" and their former ally, the United States; in the rift between post-Soviet civil wars and post-September wars on civilians; in the breach between profit politics and people's well-being; in between the holes in the...
Beyond "Seclusionist" Japan: Evaluating the Free Afghans/Refugee Law Reform Campaign after September 11
Abstract Following the events of September 11, Japan renewed its stance against terrorism and aggressively stepped up regulations against aliens including asylum seekers. Responding to the post-September 11 detention of Afghan asylum seekers, citizens...
"Disturbing Practices": Dehumanizing Asylum Seekers in the Refugee "Crisis" in Australia, 2001-2002
Abstract Throughout late 2001 and 2002, the Australian Government, seeking re-election, campaigned on a tough line against so-called "illegal" immigrants. Represented as "queue jumpers," "boat people," and "illegals," most of these asylum seekers...
Global Movements for Refugee and Migrant Rights. (Introduction)
Refugees and other forcibly displaced migrants are encountering a vast and expanding array of restrictive laws and policies designed to control and exclude their entry. The countries of the North, in particular, have dramatically enhanced the powers...
"It Is Better to Be a Refugee Than a Turkana in Kakuma": Revisiting the Relationship between Hosts and Refugees in Kenya
Abstract The article echoes stories and perceptions of the hosts to the refugees in their day-to-day relations in Kakuma refugee camp with little emphasis on academic abstraction of refugee protection contained in international instruments but rather...
Moments of Emergence: Organizing by and with Undocumented and Non-Citizen People in Canada after September 11
Abstract Striking new campaigns across Europe, the United States, and Australia led by refugees, immigrants, undocumented people, and allies challenge controls over the right to move freely across borders. Situating similar formations within Canada...
"No One Is Illegal": The Fight for Refugee and Migrant Rights in Canada. (Roundtable Report)
Abstract On 8 December 2002, a roundtable discussion was held with members of the Action Committee for Non-Status Algerians (Montreal), the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (Toronto), and No One Is Illegal (Montreal). In this transcription of the...
RESPECT for All: The Political Self-Organization of Female Migrant Domestic Workers in the European Union
Abstract This contribution focuses on the empowering political practices of RESPECT, the European network for migrant domestic workers. The paper contrasts RESPECT's empowering approach with that of other actors in which migrant domestic workers...
Travel Agency: A Critique of Anti-Trafficking Campaigns
Abstract This paper offers a critical evaluation of anti-trafficking campaigns spearheaded by some in the feminist movement in an attempt to deal with the issues of unsafe migrations and labour exploitation. I discuss how calls to "end trafficking,...