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Paliwal, Avinash (2022) 'Politics, Strategy, and State Responses to Conflict Generated Migration: Evidence from India.' Journal of Global Security Studies, 7 (1).

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Why do states respond differently to conflict-generated migration crises across space and time? Building on valuable existing literature, this article offers a new conceptual typology of “situational strategic contexts” (SSCs). It hypothesizes that the interactions between the host state's domestic-political and international-strategic priorities generate different SSCs that shape policy responses. These contexts favor either accommodation, toleration, or repatriation of migrants and are implemented with or without support from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Sensitive to the history and future ambitions of a country, this framework demonstrates how an interplay between domestic and international-strategic logics at specific historical moments influences state behavior toward conflict-generated migration. The SSC framework is developed inductively using evidence from India, a democracy in the global south, which hosts conflict-evading migrants from many neighboring countries.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: migration, security, strategy, Mots clés: migration, sécurité, stratégie, Palabras clave: migración, seguridad, estrategia
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Politics & International Studies
ISSN: 20573189
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2021 16:34

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