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Let me be a refugee : administrative justice and the politics of asylum in the United States, Canada, and Australia

Author: Rebecca Hamlin
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
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Hamlin compares the refugee status determination (RSD) regimes of three popular asylum seeker destinations - the United States, Canada, and Australia. Despite similarly high levels of political resistance to accepting asylum seekers across these three states, once asylum seekers cross their borders, they access three very different systems. These differences are significant both in terms of asylum seekers'  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print:
Hamlin, Rebecca.
Let me be a refugee.
2014
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Hamlin
ISBN: 9780199396733 0199396736
OCLC Number: 941183386
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Acknowledgements ; List of Abbreviations ; Part One ; Chapter I - Let Me Be a Refugee ; Chapter II - Building a Cross-National Comparison of RSD Regimes ; Chapter III - 'Illegal Refugees' and the Rise of Restrictive Asylum Politics ; Part Two ; Chapter IV - Courting Asylum: The Judicialization of Refugee Status Determination in the United States ; Chapter V - The 'Cadillac' Bureaucracy: Refugee Status Determination in Canada ; Chapter VI - The Battle of the 'Bouncing Ball': Refugee Status Determination in Australia ; Part Three ; Chapter VII - Asylum for Women: Reading Gender into the Refugee Definition ; Chapter VIII - Escaping the People's Republic: Chinese Asylum Claims in Three RSD Regimes ; Chapter IX - Complementary Protection in a Complicated World ; Part Four ; Chapter X - Asylum Seeker Blues and the Globalization of Law ; Appendix: List of Interviews ; Bibliography
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