World Refugee Day 2018


“On World Refugee Day, let us all try to stand in their shoes, and stand up for their rights and our shared future.​​​​​​​​​​​​​" — UN Secretary-General, António Guterres

World Refugee Day, observed every year on June 20th since its inception in 2001, commemorates the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees and displaced people globally. With original articles, new books and free to access journal articles and book chapters we bring you some of the latest research on refugee crises, asylum policies, human rights and more.

Original Articles

  • Olga Jubany

    Olga Jubany on Social Control and the remote realities of our everyday life

    In this original article Olga Jubany, author of Screening Asylum in a Culture of Disbelief, discusses the need for social scientists to address the subjectification of asylum seekers by effectively turning a blind eye to racism and prejudice.

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  • Natascha Zaun

    Natascha Zaun on Refugee Politics in Europe

    In this original article Natascha Zaun, author of EU Asylum Policies, discusses the crisis of cooperation in refugee politics at the EU level and the damage this will cause if it persists.

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Free Chapters

Explore the latest research on the Refugee Crisis - access free chapters until June 29.