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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.

Special Issue: Refugees & Migrants

Special Issue: Refugees & Migrants

Considering the plight of migrants (258 million globally) and especially refugees (26 million globally) is impossible to do without also considering war and human security. On the most obvious level, one of the many enormous costs of war is the massive human displacement it causes as people try to protect themselves by leaving the war zone.

Resisting Exclusionary Nationalism During the Bosnian War

Resisting Exclusionary Nationalism During the Bosnian War

The city of Tuzla was able to resist exclusionary nationalist forces during the Bosnian War due to its identity formation from 1878 to 1990 as a “multi-ethnic working class society with strong anti-fascist, anti-nationalist ideals.”