Refugee Community Organisations and Dispersal: Networks, Resources and Social Capital

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The book is distinctive in combining theoretical discussion on the role of networks, resources and social capital with fieldwork evidence and interviews with members of RCOs, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and statutory authorities. It critically examines the impact of dispersal and current legislative change on refugee communities and RCOs; explores the integrative role of RCOs; assesses the race relations framework in Britain and its effects on refugee organisations and provides a thorough and ...
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Overview


The book is distinctive in combining theoretical discussion on the role of networks, resources and social capital with fieldwork evidence and interviews with members of RCOs, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and statutory authorities. It critically examines the impact of dispersal and current legislative change on refugee communities and RCOs; explores the integrative role of RCOs; assesses the race relations framework in Britain and its effects on refugee organisations and provides a thorough and up-to-date literature review.Refugee community organisations and dispersal is essential reading for practitioners and policy makers, academics, researchers and students of social policy, social geography, sociology and politics. Members of NGOs working with refugees or in local government, community workers and members of refugee communities themselves will also be keenly interested in the book. Comparative issues raised by the research will be of direct interest to readers in other countries.
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This excellent book will be an invaluable resource for practitioners, and academics. I would expect it to become a standard text in the same way as earlier work by Carey-Wood and Robinson. Liza Schuster, Centre for Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), Oxford University, UK
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861346339
  • Publisher: Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
  • Publication date: 10/5/2005
  • Pages: 246
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


David Griffiths, Department of Planning, Oxford Brookes University, Nando Sigona, Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford and Roger Zetter, School of Planning, Oxford Brookes University
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Refugee community organisations : paradigms and perspectives 11
3 Dispersal : policy and practice 37
4 Refugee community organisations in London : consolidation and competition 65
5 The institutional and policy framework in the regions 105
6 The development of RCOs in the regions 129
7 Dispersal, RCOs and refugee communities 179
8 Conclusions 199
App RCOs interviewed by location
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