Refugee Protection and the Art of the Deal

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Abstract

Policy responses to refugee protection have increasingly been characterized by deals, swaps and bargains. This article examines a variety of approaches to ‘refugee protection and the art of the deal’ and argues that these illustrate a fundamental shift in asylum policy, from a principle-based approach to a political bargain. Importantly, this shift has occurred with—and arguably was made possible by—the complicity of leading protection actors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-196
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Human Rights Practice
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017

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