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The International Refugee Crisis : British and Canadian Responses - Vaughan Robinson

The International Refugee Crisis

British and Canadian Responses

By: Vaughan Robinson (Editor)

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There may be 20 million refugees around the world today. They have left their own countries to escape oppression, hardship and violence, many seeking a new existence in countries they perceive as upholding humanitarian rights. For most of these their search for freedom ends in camps in countries of first asylum. There they wait - often for years - for offers of permanent resettlement in the North. This book explores how two countries, Britain and Canada, traditionally noted for their humanitarian treatment of refugees have responded to the refugee crisis of the 1980s and '90s, how they have recast their admission criteria, developed reception policies and constructed resettlement programmes. It also discusses the covert and overt links between refugee policy and racism and traces these links back into history, and it describes how policy and the nature of forced migration shape the long-term prospects of the "fortunate" few refugees accepted for resettlement in the West.

Acknowledgements - Notes on the Contributors - INTRODUCTION: NEEDS AND RESPONSES - The Nature of the Crisis and the Academic Response; V.Robinson - GETTING IN: POLICY AND PRACTICE - The Official View - The International Refugee Crisis: the Canadian Response; S.B.Knight - Refugees: the Responsibilities of the UK Government; T.Renton - The Societal Context: Attitudes to Immigration, Immigrants and Refugees - Refugees and Ethnic Relations in Canada; N.Buchignani & D.M.Indra - Migration to Britain: Racism, State Regulation and Employment; R.Miles & P.Cleary - The Development of Policy Towards Refugee Movements - Canadian Refugee Policy to 1980: an Historical Overview; I.Abella - Refugees in Twentieth-century Britain: a Brief History; P.Panayi - Current Legislation and its Implementation - Refugee Status in Canada; J.Grey - A Review of the Politics of Canadian Refugee Selection; T.Basok & A.Simmons - Current Law and Practice in the UK; I.Macdonald - Resisting the Law - Sanctuary in Canada; C.Stastny & G.Tyrnauer - Sanctuary in Britain; P.Weller - GETTING BY: PEOPLE, POLICY AND PROBLEMS - The Refugee Experience: Adjustment and Mental Health - After the Door has been opened: the Mental Health of Immigrants and Refugees in Canada; M.Beiser - Reception and Resettlement Programmes - The Spirit of the Gift and the Politics of Resettlement: Canadian Private Sponsorship of South East Asians; D.M.Indra - Host Groups: Public meets Private; C.M.Lanphier The Reception and Resettlement of Vietnamese Refugees in Britain; S.Hale - Resettlement Experience and Issues - The Marginalisation of South East Asian Refugees; G.Neuwirth - British Policy towards the Settlement Patterns of Ethnic Group: an Empirical Evaluation of the Vietnamese Programme, 1979-88; V.Robinson - Index

ISBN: 9780333540596
ISBN-10: 033354059X
Series: Refugee Studies Programme
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 16th November 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.63
Edition Number: 2