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More labels, fewer refugees: remaking the refugee label in an era of globalization

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This paper revisits the concept of refugee labelling I elaborated nearly two decades ago. In radically different conditions, the contemporary relevance and utility of the concept are re-examined and re-established. Formulated at a time of regionally contained, mass refugee migration in the south during the late 1970s and early 1980s, the paper argues that the concept still offers vital insights into the impacts of institutional and bureaucratic power on the lives of refugees in a globalized e...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/jrs/fem011

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Refugee Studies Centre
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Queen Elizabeth House,Department of International Development
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Refugee Studies Journal website
Volume:
20
Issue:
2
Pages:
172-192
Publication date:
2007-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1471-6925
ISSN:
0951-6328
URN:
uuid:bfa7b7ac-1062-4565-8593-26b67f35a199
Local pid:
ora:5565

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