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dc.contributor.authorAger, Alastair
dc.contributor.authorStrang, Alison
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-19T14:16:45Z
dc.date.available2018-06-19T14:16:45Z
dc.date.issued2008-06
dc.identifierER753
dc.identifier.citationAger, A. & Strang, A. (2008) Understanding Integration: A Conceptual Framework, Journal of Refugee Studies, vol. 21, , pp. 166-191,
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/753
dc.description.abstractIntegration has become both a key policy objective related to the resettlement of refugees and other migrants, and a matter of significant public discussion. Coherent policy development and productive public debate are, however, both threatened by the fact that the concept of integration is used with widely differing meanings. Based on review of attempted definitions of the term, related literature and primary fieldwork in settings of refugee settlement in the UK, the paper identifies elements central to perceptions of what constitutes 'successful' integration. Key domains of integration are proposed related to four overall themes: achievement and access across the sectors of employment, housing, education and health; assumptions and practice regarding citizenship and rights; processes of social connection within and between groups within the community; and structural barriers to such connection related to language, culture and the local environment. A framework linking these domains is presented as a tool to foster debate and definition regarding normative conceptions of integration in resettlement settings. The Author [2008]. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.
dc.format.extent166-191
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Refugee Studies
dc.subjectCitizenship
dc.subjectCulture
dc.subjectEducation
dc.subjectEmployment
dc.subjectFramework
dc.subjectHealth
dc.subjectHousing
dc.subjectIntegration
dc.subjectLanguage
dc.subjectPerceptions
dc.subjectRefugee
dc.subjectRights
dc.subjectSocial connection
dc.titleUnderstanding Integration: A Conceptual Framework
dc.typearticle
dc.description.facultysch_iih
dc.description.volume21
dc.identifier.doidoi:10.1093/jrs/fen016
dc.description.ispublishedpub
dc.description.eprintid753


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