Cross-ethnic networks, self-reception system, and functional integration of refugees from former Yugoslavia in Rome, Italy

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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.
AuthorsKorac, M.
Abstract

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.

KeywordsRefugees; integration; social-networks; self-help; auto-assistance; self-sufficiency
JournalJournal of International Migration and Integration
Journal citation2 (1), pp. 1-26
ISSN1488-3473
1874-6365
Year2001
Accepted author manuscript
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CC BY-ND
Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12134-001-1017-9
http://hdl.handle.net/10552/624
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PrintMar 2001
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Deposited24 Feb 2010
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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) 1-26.

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