Institutional Disrespect

South Sudanese Experiences of the Structural Marginalisation of Refugee Migrants in Australia

Authors: Losoncz, Ibolya

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  • Uniquely discusses humanitarian resettlement and the engagement of resettled refugees with public institutions through the lens of respect
  • Combines theoretical analysis of institutional disrespect with actual examples of resettlement experiences to offer unique accessibility to a broad readership
  • Will appeal to an academic audience as well as professionals and practitioners working through the issues of resettlement and institutional engagement of humanitarian migrant communities
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This book is about the institutional disrespect experienced by refugee immigrants at the hands of the state and its institutions. The desire to be treated respectfully is not felt only by refugees, but they are a much higher risk of not receiving it. Using a case study of recently settled South Sudanese Australians, the author uncovers the social realities of their marginalisation and examines how blocked pathways to cultivate collective and self-identities can lead to a breakdown of social bonds between immigrants and social institutions. Institutional Disrespect invites us to take a fresh look at whose responsibility it is to address the disrespect felt by immigrants and other marginalised groups, and argues that when disrespect is systemic in governance arrangements, or comes in the forms of injustice and institutional mistreatment, the responsibility lies not with individuals but with the state, its institutions and its appointed bureaucrats.

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Ibolya Losoncz is a research fellow at the School of Regulation and Global Governance, at the Australian National University, Australia. She has been researching and writing about the integration of South Sudanese and other resettled refugees in Australia for the past ten years.

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“Ibi Losoncz’s book is a valuable contribution to the growing literature on settlement issues among African-Australian migrant communities, in particular the South Sudanese community. Her research and approach is unique in this field, and demonstrates a deep respect for the community that she has engaged with. The analysis and findings are important for policy makers at all levels of government, local, state and national, and for members of all diasporic, migrant or refugee communities living in Australia and beyond.” (Dr. Tanya Lyons, Past-President, African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific)

“This pathbreaking book on how government institutions fail to build respectful relations with their refugee migrant community is part of a new vogue of scholarship that points to the broader struggle of democracies relying on institutional processes that are deaf to human needs. With stunning clarity, Losoncz portrays the disillusionment, anger and loss of hope that comes when people see no path ahead.” (Valerie Braithwaite, Professor, School of Regulation and Global Governance)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Institutional Disrespect
Book Subtitle
South Sudanese Experiences of the Structural Marginalisation of Refugee Migrants in Australia
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-7717-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-7717-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-7716-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 155
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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