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Introduction. Sustainable Return in the Balkans: Beyond Property Restitution and Policy

Författare och institution:
Richard Black (-); Marita Eastmond (Institutionen för globala studier, socialantropologi); Saskia Gent (-)
Publicerad i:
International Migration, 44 ( 3 ) s. 5-13
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Over the past ten years issues of return have represented an area of growing concern for governments and international organizations working in the refugee and migration fields. In the Balkans, large-scale international returns of refugees to Bosnia and Herzegovina1 and Kosovo (Republic of Serbia) have occurred alongside intense efforts to promote so-called "minority return" of displaced people within the two territories. Return has also been an issue in Croatia and the Republic of Serbia, although here, the scale of return has been much smaller. This interest in return comes from a number of directions, including domestic political concerns in countries and regions of origin, as well as a desire to promote "durable solutions" for forced migrants. Yet return has also become a highly politically charged process in a number of contexts, both for returnees and those who did not migrate or flee, leading many observers to question the notion of an unproblematic return "home". Specifically, doubts remain across the region about the conditions and voluntariness of return, the ability of individual return- ees to reintegrate in their home countries and regions, and the wider sustainability of the return process.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Sociologi ->
transnational migration, refugee returns, Balkans, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ytterligare information:
(Co-editor of this Special Issue of International Migration.)
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Posten skapad:
2008-04-02 13:07
Posten ändrad:
2008-04-02 13:08

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