Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Interdisciplinary and Comparative Perspectives, 1st Edition

  • S. Megan Berthold
  • Kathryn R. Libals
  • ISBN-10: 1440854963
  • ISBN-13: 9781440854965
  • DDC: 362.87
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Available October 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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Given the recent re-politicization of forced migration and refugees in Europe and the U.S., this collection presents an analysis of the history of policies and laws related to the status of refugees and asylum seekers in the U.S., Canada, and Europe and their 21st century challenges and prospects of assistance and integration. The book provides insights on institutional perspectives critical to understanding the politics and practices of refugee resettlement and the asylum process, including international human rights, humanitarian law, and domestic laws and policies related to forced migrants. Addresses social welfare supports for resettled refugees; culturally responsive health and mental health approaches to refugees and asylum seekers; failures in the asylum processing systems; and rights-based approaches to working with forced migrant children. Also examines policy developments and strategies to advance the well-being and social inclusion of refugees in the U.S. and Europe.