Cross-ethnic networks, self-reception system, and functional integration of refugees from former Yugoslavia in Rome, Italy
Korac, M. 2001. Cross-ethnic networks, self-reception system, and functional integration of refugees from former Yugoslavia in Rome, Italy. Journal of International Migration and Integration. 2 (1), pp. 1-26.
The character of the immigrant policy context in Italy has caused refugees from the former Yugoslavia in Rome to organize themselves spontaneously and to create a self-reception system that facilitates their functional integration. The Italian policy context allows refugees to approach their situation in exile in an active way because it does not offer them a dependent role. Emphasizing the importance of providing refugees with a framework for an active reconstruction of life, however, should not be understood as an apologia for the absence of strategy for integration as well as legal, financial, and institutional means to facilitate this process.
|Keywords||Refugees; integration; social-networks; self-help; auto-assistance; self-sufficiency|
|Journal||Journal of International Migration and Integration|
|Journal citation||2 (1), pp. 1-26|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Web address (URL)||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12134-001-1017-9|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||24 Feb 2010|
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