Refuge

Refuge is a magazine specializing in Social Science topics.

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 2, Summer

A Diaspora in Diaspora? Russian Returnees Confront the "Homeland"
Abstract The term "Russian diaspora" is used to refer to the twenty-five million ethnic Russians who in 1991 found themselves politically displaced beyond the borders of the Russian Federation and resident within newly independent states. This paper...
Australia and Stateless Palestinians
Abstract This article considers Australia's treatment of stateless Palestinian asylum seekers and discusses whether that treatment discharges Australia's legal and/or moral obligations towards the individuals in question. The conclusion drawn is...
Children Alone, Seeking Refuge in Canada
Abstract Using comparisons with international policies and practices, this paper highlights the ambiguities in the identification, case processing, care, and protection of separated children in Canada. It calls for systemic studies of government...
Diasporic Nationalism, Citizenship, and Post-War Reconstruction
Abstract While ties between Cambodian diasporas and Cambodia have been significant and enduring over the decades of conflict, the political changes engendered by the internationally endorsed elections of 1993 have transformed the scope and characteristics...
Global Transactions: Sudanese Refugees Sending Money Home
Abstract This paper draws on ethnographic research in America and Ethiopia to explore the phenomenon of Sudanese (Nuer) refugee remittance from those in the diaspora to those who remain behind in Africa. Specifically it locates the unidirectional...
Migration and Financial Transfers: UK-Somalia
Abstract Migrants' financial transfers have been estimated to be Somalia's largest source of revenue. The UK is believed to be a significant source of these financial transfers to Somalia. Drawing on preliminary ethnographic research in the UK during...
Multiple Homes and Parallel Civil Societies: Refugee Diasporas and Transnationalism
Reprinted from Volume 23.1 Asylum seekers and refugees have been key players in the making of diasporas and transnational communities. The human rights approach to asylum seekers and refugees which appeared to be the hall mark of western states...
Reflections on Gendering Canada's Refugee Process
Abstract This article introduces the report entitled Gendering Canada's Refugee Process released by Status of Women Canada in June 2006. The research investigates how, when, and why gender matters in Canadian refugee determination. It sets this...
The Impact of Policy on Somali Refugee Women in Canada
Abstract This paper explores the ways in which government policy and public discourse have operated to enhance and maintain the liminal status of Somali women refugees in Canada, and the ways in which Somali Canadian women have resisted these efforts...
The Material Culture of Chilean Exile: A Transnational Dialogue
Abstract In the aftermath of the 1973 coup d'etat, Chileans managed to find refuge in more than forty of the world's countries. They left with the expectation that they would only need temporary asylum, but instead found themselves in a state of...
The Psychological Impact of Extended Temporary Protection
Abstract Against the background of the recent international trend of a greater reliance on deterrence measures in managing the flow of asylum seekers, this paper discusses the implementation of the temporary protection visa (TPV) in Australia. It...
The Triad of Transnationalism, Legal Recognition, and Local Community: Shaping Political Space for the Burmese Refugees in Japan
Abstract Refugee participation in transnational acts--from advocating for regime change in home countries to strengthening modes of sale passage for friends and family to host countries--is only as effective as the ability of refugees to organize,...
Unaccompanied/separated Minors and Refugee Protection in Canada: Filling Information Gaps
Abstract This paper fills information gaps with regard to unaccompanied/separated minors in Canada. By the means of reviewing Citizenship and Immigration Canada administrative databases, it investigates how many unaccompanied/separated refugee minors...