Refugees, Conflict and the Search for Belonging by Lucy Hovil

By Lucy Hovil

This publication is ready the convergence of 2 difficulties: the continued realities of clash and compelled migration in Africa’s nice Lakes zone, and the hindrance of citizenship and belonging. by means of bringing them jointly, the purpose is to determine how, mixed, they could support aspect the way in which in the direction of attainable ideas. in line with 1,115 interviews carried out over 6 years within the quarter, the ebook issues to ways that refugees problem the parameters of citizenship and belonging as they carve out areas for inclusion within the localities during which they reside. but with a coverage setting that regularly results in marginalisation, the ebook highlights the necessity for rules that pull humans into the centre instead of polarise and exclude; and that draw on, instead of negate, the creativity that refugees exhibit of their quest to forge areas of belonging.

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Refugees, Conflict and the Search for Belonging

This ebook is set the convergence of 2 difficulties: the continuing realities of clash and compelled migration in Africa’s nice Lakes sector, and the trouble of citizenship and belonging. by means of bringing them jointly, the goal is to work out how, mixed, they could support element the best way in the direction of attainable options.

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The realisation of citizenship can be strengthened rather than undermined by allowing for greater nuance that comes from incorporating more socio-anthropological understandings of belonging in order to better understand the factors that destabilise or strengthen mechanisms for belonging. It is the dialogue between these two approaches, therefore, that sheds light on core issues of displacement and its resolution. By only emphasising one or the other, the discussion becomes impoverished and incomplete.

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