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Situated welcome: Refugee settlement and inclusion in Australian neighbourhoods

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posted on 03.08.2022, 01:33 authored by JOHN ROBERT VAN KOOY
This thesis advances a new approach to understanding refugee settlement by explaining the links between social connections, neighbourhood conditions, and the roles of host communities. The policies of receiving countries like Australia have typically had a narrow focus on building refugees’ economic productivity as the pathway to ‘settlement success’. Drawing on sociological research that has highlighted the importance of place and interethnic community dynamics, this mixed methods study demonstrates how successful settlement in Australia is contingent on ‘situated welcome,’ or the neighbourhood-level conditions for refugees and host communities to forge meaningful relationships and share equally in local resources and opportunities.

History

Principal supervisor

Rebecca Wickes

Additional supervisor 1

Marie Segrave

Year of Award

2022

Department, School or Centre

School of Social Sciences (Monash Australia)

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Campus location

Australia

Faculty

Faculty of Arts