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Volume 4, Issue 4

Volume 4, Issue 4

Nearly all nonviolent resistance movements face a common challenge—the temptation to turn to violence, whether among those within the movement or on the part of the government whose policies or behaviors may be the target of the resistance movement.

Refugee Resettlement as a Form of Transnational Peacebuilding

Refugee Resettlement as a Form of Transnational Peacebuilding

Liberian refugees in Canada reported being involved in peacebuilding in Liberia primarily through remittances, but smaller numbers reported involvement through the transfer of social capital and engagement in the Canadian political process.

Challenges to Integrating Refugees into the Formal Economy in Jordan

Challenges to Integrating Refugees into the Formal Economy in Jordan

The Jordan Compact is a work program for Syrian refugees created by the Government of Jordan and numerous international partners that frames refugees not just as “objects of humanitarian care” but as “unused human capital, which can be made productive.”

The Importance of Contact Between Refugees and Host Communities

The Importance of Contact Between Refugees and Host Communities

Contact with refugees is associated with a 50% increase in one’s likelihood to strongly support the country’s hosting of refugees and a doubling of one’s likelihood to be willing to hire or to allow one’s children to marry refugees compared to someone who does not have such contact.

Blaming and Targeting Refugees in the Wake of Terrorist Attacks

Blaming and Targeting Refugees in the Wake of Terrorist Attacks

Prevalent governmental violence against refugees is 47% more likely in the wake of a terrorist attack, and it is probable that this violence is a form of scapegoating against refugee communities rather than a direct means to greater security.