Thematic Focus: General

News:

Filippo Grandi, the new head of UNHCR, officially began his five-year term on 1 January 2016. He has assumed his responsibilities during an unprecedented period of displacement. Read IRIN’s and DW’s views on the challenges he is facing.

Publications:

“60 Million Refugees,” Panel at 2016 Annual Meeting of Allied Social Science Associations, San Francisco, 3-5 Jan. 2016 [access]

– Follow link for previews of four presentations that consider asylum policy, protection, the international migration regime, and the economic impact of Syrian refugees.

Addressing Protracted Displacement: A Framework for Development-Humanitarian Cooperation (Center on International Cooperation, Dec. 2015) [text via ReliefWeb]

“Airport Casualties: Non-Admission and Return Risks at Times of Internalized/Externalized Border Controls,” Social Sciences, vol. 4, no. 3 (Sept. 2015) [open access]

Dilemmas of Representation: Organisations Approaches to Portraying Refugees and Asylum Seekers, Working Paper, no. 112 (Refugee Studies Centre, Dec. 2015) [text]

Post-deportation Risks: Criminalized Departure and Risks for Returnees in Countries of Origin (VU Amsterdam, May 2015) [text]

– See also a related review in the Rights in Exile Newsletter.

“Probing for Proof, Plausibility, Principle and Possibility: A New Approach to Assessing Evidence in a Systematic Evidence Review,” Development Policy Review, vol. 34, no. 1 (2016) [full-text via ODI]

“Refugees and Refugee Crises: Some Historical Reflections,” The World Financial Review, 1 Dec. 2015 [text]

“Return Migration,” Online Readings inPsychology and Culture, vol. 8, no. 2 (2016) [open access]

This Year’s Neglected Migration Crises (IRIN, Dec. 2015) [text]

“UNHCR Chief: Election of a Bureaucrat,” Los Angeles Review of Books, 1 Jan. 2016 [text]

Related post:

– Thematic Focus: General (18 Dec. 2015)

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