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Promoting ‘self-reliance’ for refugees: what does it really mean?

The following is a post by Naohiko Omata, author of The Myth of Self-Reliance: Economic Lives Inside a Liberian Refugee Camp. Promotion of ‘self-reliance’ for refugees has occupied a central seat in the policy arena of the international refugee regime in recent years. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) broadly defines self-reliance as ‘the social […]

Enduring Uncertainty: Deportation, Punishment and Everyday Life

by Ines Hasselberg, University of Oxford     On the 14th of April of 2010, I was approached by J. who had come across my doctoral research webpage when she was desperately searching the net in an attempt to find a way to keep her husband in the UK. My doctoral research was centred on deportation […]

Why Every Country Must Become “An Immigrant Country”

This is a guest post written by Adam K Webb, contributor to Volume 62, Number 142 of the journal Theoria. Adam K Webb is the author of the article titled “Not an Immigrant Country? Non-Western Racism and the Duties of Global Citizenship.” What is an “immigrant country”? The phrase brings to mind for most people […]

Freedom to move, freedom to stay: the EU migration crisis through the lens of migrant West Africa

The following is a guest blog post written by Paolo Gaibazzi, Social Anthropologist and Research Fellow at the Centre for Modern Oriental Studies (ZMO). Gaibazzi is also the author of Bush Bound: Young Men and Rural Permanence in Migrant West Africa. Below, Gaibazzi discusses how ‘staying put’ may shed light on current West African migrations. […]