Refuge

Refuge is a magazine specializing in Social Science topics.

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 2, Winter

Betwixt and Between: Refugees and Stateless Persons in Limbo
The refugee experience is far from over upon arrival in a place of asylum. Indeed, in many ways, the struggle to create a new life has only begun. As refugees can attest to, the process of fully normalizing their lives--reuniting with family members,...
Citizenship, Naturalization, and Asylum: The Case of Britain
Abstract Citizenship and naturalization procedures in the UK are examined in historical perspective. Recent legislation is reviewed in the light of global change. The implication of membership in the European Union is examined. The differential...
Contested Belonging: Temporary Protection in Australia
Abstract This paper utilizes an analytical distinction between three modes of social belonging to explain the ambiguous resettlement experiences of refugees granted a temporary protection visa (TPV) in Australia. Findings from two qualitative studies...
In Limbo: Dependency, Insecurity, and Identity Amongst Somali Refugees in Dadaab Camps
Abstract The Somali civil war of 1991 left thousands of refugees scattered in neighbouring countries. This article examines the situation of the 130,000 Somalis in their second decade in Dadaab camps in Kenya, with a particular focus on the role...
Palestinian Refugees of Egypt: What Exit Options Are Left for Them?
Abstract This paper, based on personal interviews, analysis of Egyptian administrative regulations, and observation of practice of international and regional agreements on refugees, considers the effects of displacement on the Palestinians' legal...
Permanent Protection: Why Canada Should Grant Permanent Residence Automatically to Recognized Refugees
Abstract In order to achieve secure status in Canada, asylum seekers must go through a lengthy, three-stage procedure involving (1) eligibility determination, (2) refugee status determination, and (3) application for permanent residence. Applicants...
The 1954 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons: Implementation within the European Union Member States and Recommendations for Harmonization
Abstract This article provides an assessment of the implementation of the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons as of 2003 within the fifteen European Union Member States. The study provides a brief overview of the history,...
The Costs of Legal Limbo for Refugees in Canada: A Preliminary Study
Abstract This paper is designed to provide a preliminary understanding of the barriers facing refugees in legal limbo in Canada. In particular, it will focus on the economic implications, for both protected persons and Canadian society at large,...
The Resettlement of Central American Men in Canada: From Emotional Distress to Successful Integration
Abstract Stress associated with immigration, particularly forced migration, may aggravate men's emotional distress and reluctance to seek help. This qualitative study of Central American immigrant and refugee men explored the process of coping with...