A Tamil Asylum Diaspora: Sri Lankan Migration, Settlement and Politics in Switzerland

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CONTENTS
List of Figuresvi
List of Mapsvi
List of Tablesvi
Acknowledgementsix
List of Abbreviationsx
Glossaryxi
Part 1Introduction and Research
Chapter 1 Introduction -- Asylum Diaspora3
Chapter 2 Fieldwork and Research Methods33
Chapter 3 Swiss Public Opinion, Asylum Policy Reform and the Repatriation Agreement46
Part 2 Sri Lanka and Conflict
Chapter 4 Sri Lanka -- Violence, Nationalism and Migration69
Chapter 5 Sri Lanka 1983 to 1991 -- Conflict94
Part 3 Tamil Asylum Entry into Switzerland
Chapter 6 Switzerland's Tamil Asylum Migrant Population117
Chapter 7 Early-Phase Asylum Migration 1983 to 1985140
Chapter 8 Middle-Phase Asylum Migration 1986 to 1988170
Chapter 9 Late-Phase Asylum Migration 1989 to 1991197
Part 4 Diaspora Divisions, Formation and Politics
Chapter 10 Immigrants and Asylum Seekers227
Chapter 11 Politics in Exile: The Profits of Inertia252
Part 5
Chapter 12 Conclusion269
Bibliography290
Index303

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