Refuge

Refuge is a magazine specializing in Social Science topics.

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 1, Spring

A "Great" Large Family: Understandings of Multiculturalism among Newcomers to Canada
Abstract Analysts have taken positions either supporting or attacking multicultural policy, yet there is insufficient research concerning the public policy of multiculturalism as it is understood and practiced in the lives of Canadians. This analysis...
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Can Aid Switch Gears to Respond to Sudden Forced Displacement? the Case of Haut-Uele, DRC
Wherever they occur, forced displacement and the urgent needs that result call for an immediate response. But how does the aid system respond when insecurity and forced displacement occur in what has long since been considered a stable, "development"...
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Collacott Response to Poulton Critique
The critic of my paper, Ronald Poulton, makes clear from the outset his commitment to a refugee determination system that leaves the door as open as possible to the free flow of asylum seekers through our borders. Canada has arguably one of the most...
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Environmental Migrants and Canada's Refugee Policy
Abstract Canada is among the world's foremost refugee resettlement countries and is signatory to international agreements that affirm its commitment to the protection of refugee rights. Asylum seekers come to Canada from around the globe. But as...
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Feeling the Pinch: Kenya, Al-Shabaab, and East Africa's Refugee Crisis
With the situation in Somalia deteriorating by the minute, time is of the essence. No one is feeling the pinch as much as Kenya. No one is feeling the pinch as much as Kenya. An influx of refugees and insecurity, indeed, Kenya is bearing the burden...
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Introductory Editorial Remarks
Cheres/Chers Collegues, Editorial change is always an awkward time in terms of making sure various aspects of the transition occur smoothly. In this case it is particularly challenging because of the work and investment put into the journal by my...
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Investigating Integration: The Geographies of the WUSC Student Refugee Program at the University of British Columbia
Abstract This paper examines the geographies of resettlement and integration with respect to the Student Refugee Program (SRP) of the World University Service of Canada (WUSC). As Canada's only program to link resettlement with post-secondary education,...
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It Takes a Village: Perspectives from a Multidisciplinary Team Addressing the Needs of HIV+ Refugees in Canada
Abstract This study explored the perspectives of a multidisciplinary team al an HIV clinic in Canada mandated with addressing the diverse needs experienced by their HIV+ refugee clients. Specifically, the study sought to identify barriers and facilitators...
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Ministerial Influence at the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board: The Case for Institutional Bias
Abstract This paper explores the implications of Canada's Immigration Minister Jason Kenney's July 2009 comments on Mexican and Czech refugee claimants that accompanied the imposition of visas for these two countries. I argue that the Minister's...
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Reforming the Canadian Refugee Determination System
Abstract If Canadian refugee policy is to serve interests of Canadians as well as those of genuine refugees in an effective manner, far more radical changes will be needed than have been attempted to date. They must include the introduction of robust...
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Refuee "In-Betweenness": A Proactive Existence
Abstract This paper challenges the focus on marginalization that is commonly associated with refugee claimants. By proposing a closer look at the critical period during which refugee claimants residing in Montreal wait for their status to be determined,...
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Re-Theorizing Human Rights through the Refugee: On the Interrelation between Democracy and Global Justice
Abstract Drawing on Habermas's notion of discourse ethics and agonistic democratic theory I offer an account that attempts to overcome the exclusions revealed by statelessness by appealing to the mutability and contingency of community, as well...
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Wonderous Strange: A Reply to the Myth of the Evil Refugee
The article entitled "Reforming the Canadian Refugee Determination System" advocates for a return to policy-based refugee decision making which cloaks political whims in the robes of immigration officials. In proposing an increase in Canada's resettlement...
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