Research in migration and ethnic relations series.
"This is the first book of its kind to address the crucial issue of why people choose to make Convention refugee claims. It represents a substantial and original contribution primarily to the field of refugee studies but also applicable for a broader readership of political science, international studies, sociology, law, history and women's studies. Furthermore, it theorizes the problems that face refugees by discussing the perception of the possible host countries. The conclusions of the book bear directly upon contemporary issues in refugee studies that suggest refugees move on the basis of (generally) extreme levels of persecution."--Provided by publisher.
First published 2000 by Ashgate Publishing.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -351).
Formatted Contents Note
chapter Introduction chapter 1 Interpreting Refugee Discourse: From Discourse Analysis to Inter-Cultural Communication chapter 2 Claimants from the Former Soviet Union: From European Standards to the American Dream chapter 3 Claimants from Israel: A Threat to the Jewish Identity? chapter 4 Claimants from Peru: Persecution in chapter 5 Claimants from Pakistan: The Constraints of State Intervention chapter 6 Conclusion: Theorizing the Obstacles to Female Claims.