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Panacea for the refugee crisis? Rethinking the promotion of ‘self-reliance’ for refugees

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This article provides a critical examination of the current extensive promotion of ‘self-reliance’ for refugees. The existing scholarship largely ignores the unsuccessful historical record of international assistance to foster refugees’ self-reliance and fails to discuss its problematic linkages to neoliberalism and the notion of ‘dependency’. The article reveals that the current conceptualisation and practice of self-reliance are largely shaped by the priorities of international donors that ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
International Development
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
International Development
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Third World Quarterly Journal website
Publication date:
2018-04-26
Acceptance date:
2018-03-25
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EISSN:
1360-2241
ISSN:
0143-6597
Pubs id:
pubs:942315
URN:
uri:aa7f0290-9cdf-4dfd-8c3c-330a7083a4f7
UUID:
uuid:aa7f0290-9cdf-4dfd-8c3c-330a7083a4f7
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pubs:942315

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