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Fifty years of refugee studies: from theory to policy

Black, Richard (2001) 'Fifty years of refugee studies: from theory to policy.' International Migration Review, 35 (1). pp. 55-78.

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Abstract

This article reviews the growth of the field of refugee studies, focusing on its links with, and impact on, refugee policy. The last fifty years, and especially the last two decades, have witnessed both a dramatic increase in academic work on refugees and significant institutional development in the field. It is argued that these institutions have developed strong links with policymakers, although this has often failed to translate into significant policy impacts. Areas in which future policy-orientated work might be developed are considered.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Administration and Professional Services > Governance and Compliance
Legacy Departments > Directorate
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Anthropology and Sociology > Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies
ISSN: 17477379
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1111/j.1747-7379.2001.tb00004.x
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Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2014 10:07
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/18198

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