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Rejecting refugees : political asylum in the 21st century

Author: Carol Bohmer; Amy Shuman
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2008.
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Many nations recognize the moral and legal obligation to accept people fleeing from persecution, but political asylum applicants in the twenty-first century face restrictive policies and cumbersome procedures. So, what counts as persecution? How do applicants translate their stories of suffering and trauma into a narrative acceptable to the immigration officials? How can asylum officials weed out the fake from the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Bohmer; Amy Shuman
ISBN: 9780415773751 041577375X 9780415773768 0415773768 9780203937228 0203937228
OCLC Number: 123912524
Description: xi, 288 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: No more huddled masses --
The system --
Are you who you say you are? --
Did this really happen to you? : the problem of credibility --
Politics gets personal : what counts as persecution --
The personal is political : taking gender into account --
Safe haven for whom?
Responsibility: Carol Bohmer and Amy Shuman.
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Explores the disparity and hypocrisy between the Western ideas of open doors and the actual practices. This book describes the process of applying for asylum in both the United States and Great  Read more...

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