Despite the attention paid to new examples of ‘global refugee policy’, we know surprisingly little about the process by which it is made and implemented. Building on the December 2014 special issue of the Journal of Refugee Studies, this seminar introduces the concept of ‘global refugee policy’ and argues for a more critical and systematic examination of the interests and actors that shape the process of making and implementing policy. Drawing on efforts to implement global policy with respect to protracted refugee situations in the context of Tanzania, the seminar considers the range of national and local factors that limited efforts to realise naturalisation for Burundian refugees, and outlines an approach to the future study of global refugee policy.
Dr Milner is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, Carleton University, Canada, and a Research Associate with the Refugee Studies Centre. He has been a researcher, practitioner and policy advisor on issues relating to refugees, peacebuilding, African politics and the United Nations system.
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