Date of Award

2003

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Social Work

First Advisor

Ilcan, S.

Keywords

Sociology, Social Structure and Development.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

This thesis critically examines the politics of refugee repatriation. Informed by a conceptual framework that draws on the concepts of "risk" (Beck 1992) and "governance" Rose (1999), the thesis investigates the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR's) risk and governing discourses. It problematizes and rejects UNHCR's treatment of refugees "as a security risk" as well as its governing discourses and practices of "repatriation" and "containment". It advances a new perspective for understanding the politics of refugee repatriation and the governing dimensions associated with such politics.Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2003 .A935. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 42-03, page: 0837. Adviser: Suzan Ilcan. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2003.

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