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Refuge is a magazine specializing in Social Science topics.

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 2, Fall

Informing Integration: Assessing What We Know, Admitting What We Don't Know
Two things weigh on my mind as the process of getting this volume to press draws to a close. The first is that the response to our call for papers demonstrates how important this call truly is, and how far we still have to go as a community of knowledge...
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I's Wide Shut: Examining the Depiction of Female Refugees' Eyes and Hands in Stephen Frears's Dirty Pretty Things
Abstract In 2002, Stephen Frears directed Dirty Pretty Things--one of the few mainstream fictional films to highlight the effects of exile, the complexities of refugee status, and the trials of migrant labour in the "Western" world. Thus far, the...
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La Dynamique Triangulaire Dans le Processus D'incorporation Des Demandeurs D'asile, Les Politiques Migratoires et le Role Des Organismes Communautaires
Resume Cet article analyse comment le regime d'incorporation au Canada, a travers ses politiques et ses pratiques, facilite ou met a l'epreuve l'incorporation des demandeurs d'asile des leur arrivee au Quebec. Les auteurs examinent comment les intervenants...
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Living with Precarious Legal Status in Canada: Implications for the Well-Being of Children and Families
Abstract This study focused on the effects of precarious status on the well-being of fifteen participants with particular attention to their attempts to claim services, their feelings of belonging and sense of social support, and the effects of...
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Migration Workers as Political Subjects: Globalization-as-Practices, Everyday Spaces, and Global Labour Migrations
Abstract Within the currently intensified labour flows from developing societies to highly industrialized areas, the Philippines has been the largest supplier of government-sponsored contract workers. Overseas contract employment was institutionalized...
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More Than a "Good Back": Looking for Integration in Refugee Resettlement
Abstract This paper describes the experiences of twenty-four Bosnian refugees resettled in the US and explores how achieving integration relates to the US policy contexts and programs. Juxtaposing refugee perspectives and policies, "lived experience"...
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North-South Dialogues in Forced Migration
First let me express my thanks and appreciation to the International Association for Studies in Forced Migration for their collaboration with the Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) in order to plan our conferences together. Yesterday, the CCR concluded...
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On the outside Looking In: The Precarious Housing Situations of Successful Refugee Claimants in the GVRD
ABSTRACT Access to affordable and adequate housing is a key step in the successful integration of newcomers. While some immigrants are able to transition into home ownership quite rapidly, other newcomers are finding it increasing difficult to access...
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Refugee Integration in Canada: A Survey of Empirical Evidence and Existing Services
Abstract While a fairly large body of empirical research and policy documents exists on immigrant integration in Canada, studies on refugee integration are scarce. This paper attempts to fill this gap. It summarizes what is known about refugees'...
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Refugee Solutions, or Solutions to Refugeehood?
Writing in the International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, Fleur Johns recently indicted international refugee law--the ostensible source of refugee rights and solutions--as being instead "a producer of ... pathology." She writes: The Refugee...
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Resettlement's Renaissance: A Cautionary Advocacy
Abstract Arising out of UNHCR's Global Consultations was a renewed emphasis on the role of resettlement as a protection tool, durable solution, and burden-sharing mechanism. Resettlement is a useful instrument for all three reasons enumerated by...
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The Resettlement Challenge: Integration of Refugees from Protracted Refugee Situations
Abstract This paper explores Canada's response, through our Refugee and Humanitarian Resettlement Program, to developments in international refugee policy and will ask how Canada's resettlement program could be used more strategically in the future...
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"Upon the Limits of Rights Regimes": Reception Conditions of Asylum Seekers in the Republic of Ireland
Abstract Only in recent years has Ireland had to deal with appreciable numbers of asylum seekers coming to her shores. The reception of asylum seekers awaiting determination of refugee claims has drastically altered in that period. From inclusion...
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