MQUP Forced Migration Studies Series
Series edited by Megan Bradley and James Milner
The McGill-Queen’s Refugee and Forced Migration Studies series aim to advance in-depth examination of diverse forms, dimensions, and experiences of displacement, including in the context of conflict and violence, repression and persecution, and disasters and environmental change. The series will explore responses to refugees, internal displacement, and other forms of forced migration to illuminate the dynamics surrounding forced migration in global, national, and local contexts, including Canada, the perspectives of displaced individuals and communities, and the connections to broader patterns of human mobility.” To learn more about the series, please Click Here.
The LERRN Working Papers Series
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
The Impact of Resource Dependence on the Localization of Humanitarian Action: The Case of Kenya
Akalya Atputharajah, PhD Candidate, School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa Javans Wanga, Master of Arts in Forced Migration Student, Moi University, Kenya Executive summary: Localization is not a new agenda, but it re-emerged as a major area of focus for global refugee policy during the World Humanitarian...
Monday, June 1, 2020
Is the Humanitarian-Development Nexus Leading to Solutions for Refugees?
By Angel Abbaticchio Though the global refugee regime was developed more than 70 years ago to find solutions for refugees, progress on truly sustainable solutions remains scarce. The international community recognizes the need to strengthen the humanitarian-development (HD) nexus or, in other words, to promote closer collaboration between...
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Opportunities and Challenges for Localization of Humanitarian Action in Tanzania
Merve Erdilmen, McGill University Witness Ayesiga Sosthenes, University of Dar es Salaam The idea of strengthening local humanitarian actors’ capacities, and access to funding and information, as well as making local non-governmental organizations essential partners in strategic decision-making processes, has been around globally since the early...
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
“To be a refugee, it’s like to be without your arms, legs”: A Narrative Inquiry into Refugee Participation in Kakuma Refugee Camp and Nairobi, Kenya
By Mohamed Duale PhD Candidate, Education, York University Although not a new concept, refugee participation, or the involvement of refugees in decision making and service-delivery for refugees, has been gaining currency as a result of a recent shift in global refugee policy from humanitarian towards neoliberal developmentalist approaches. Refugee...
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Understanding Syrian and Jordanian Youth Transitions from Education to Employment
Syrian and Jordanian youth in Jordan are experiencing challenges with regards to their access to education, their employment, and the transitions between the two. Amidst rising costs, economic fragility, and political uncertainty, youth in the country are rendered increasingly vulnerable. In this working paper, LERRN researcher and McGill...
Monday, March 16, 2020
Tanzania’s National Legal Framework for Refugees
In the summer of 2019, Leonard Chimanda, a Masters candidate of Laws in Migration and Refugee Law at the University of Dar es Salaam and Stéfanie Morris, a researcher at the University of Ottawa were tasked to evaluate whether there are gaps in Tanzania's current national legal and regulatory framework. Discrepancies between international law...
Friday, March 13, 2020
Global Research Partnerships: Beyond the North-South Divide?
In the recent years, collaborative partnerships between research centres in the Global North and the Global South became one of the central spaces for producing knowledge on refugee issues. In this literature review, Salma Essam El Refaei, a PhD student at Carleton University, analyzed the Forced Migration field to study how these partnerships...
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Intersectionality and Other Critical Approaches in Refugee Research: An Annotated Bibliography
DINA TAHA PhD Candidate, York University Read here: Intersectionality and Other Critical Approaches in Refugee Research Executive summary: This literature review highlights migration and refugee research engaged with intersectionality as a critical framework that challenges homogenizing experiences and categories in the global refugee context....
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Durable Solutions and the Humanitarian-Development Nexus: A Literature Review
MERVE ERDILMEN PhD Student, Department of Political Science, McGill University Read here: Durable Solutions and the Humanitarian-Development Nexus Executive summary: This paper provides a brief review of the literature on the link between humanitarian and development approaches to durable solutions for refugees. By shedding light on the meaning,...
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Protection and the Humanitarian-Development Nexus: A Literature Review
MIDORI KAGA PhD Candidate, School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa DELPHINE NAKACHE Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa Read here: LERRN Working Paper No. 1 - Protection Executive summary: Attempts to bridge the Humanitarian-Development (HD) nexus are not new, but in recent years this idea...