The international context for the study of refugees: Implications for a refugee research agenda in Hong Kong

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Abstract

This paper will review refugee studies literature with a focus on conceptualizing issues about both the study and conditions of refugees internationally. It will also examine the factors that have contributed to raise the number of refugees worldwide. Moreover, the review will explore the contexts that have shaped their being. Thus, the review will help understand how the academic work has been developed and transformed in this discipline. In light of the findings from the international literature the review will also discuss the implications for pursuing refugee studies in Hong Kong. A theoretical framework will be suggested to position refugee studies in Hong Kong as well as to locate them within wider international literature. The methodological implications will be discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2015

Citation

Bhowmik, M. K., & Kenndy, K. J. (2015, February). The international context for the study of refugees: Implications for a refugee research agenda in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong (CESHK) Annual Conference 2015: Developing scholarship in comparative education, The University of Hong Kong, China.

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