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Refugees in Transition

Refugees in Transition Editorial Charles Watters European Centre for the Study of Migration and Social Care The papers in this volume focus, in varying ways, on presented in a nuanced and, in many instances, refugees in transition, albeit in a range of distinctive poignant account of multi-layered and multi-dimensional contexts. Refugees are here examined in transition in concepts of home. It provides a challenge to service specific socio-political spaces, which are determined by providers locked into linear models of processes of exile. fluctuations in laws and policy. Ginsburg and Baarnhielm, in their study of asylum seekers’ access to psychiatric In the final paper, Kwame Dzeamesi considers the care in Sweden, describe the restrictions that have been position of refugees in a non-industrialised country by imposed on mental health care and the way that examining their position within a camp in Ghana. He governmental actions threaten human rights.They go on examines in particular the roles of the principle to challenge prevailing practices by offering humane stakeholders – the refugees, UNHCR and the host guidelines for asylum seekers suffering from mental government – in the practical transformation of the health problems. Readers of the Journal can assess the refugee community. He offers a perspective of hope in extent to which these guidelines enhance a broader demonstrating how refugees can be instrumental in international perspective and can be adopted in a range achieving positive change.This is only achieved, however, of host countries. by the concerted efforts of all the stakeholders. In the second paper, Sirriyeh provides a specific focus The papers assembled here thus point to processes of on asylum-seeking young people who are in transition to transformation that, while determined to a large extent by adulthood in the UK. She draws on qualitative research to wider socio-political factors, can nevertheless be provide insight, in particular, into asylum seekers’ influenced by refugees themselves and by those concepts of ‘home’ in this environment.What is advocating on their behalf. 2 International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care Volume 4 Issue 1 June 2008 © Pavilion Journals (Brighton) Ltd http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care Emerald Publishing

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1747-9894
DOI
10.1108/17479894200800001
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Editorial Charles Watters European Centre for the Study of Migration and Social Care The papers in this volume focus, in varying ways, on presented in a nuanced and, in many instances, refugees in transition, albeit in a range of distinctive poignant account of multi-layered and multi-dimensional contexts. Refugees are here examined in transition in concepts of home. It provides a challenge to service specific socio-political spaces, which are determined by providers locked into linear models of processes of exile. fluctuations in laws and policy. Ginsburg and Baarnhielm, in their study of asylum seekers’ access to psychiatric In the final paper, Kwame Dzeamesi considers the care in Sweden, describe the restrictions that have been position of refugees in a non-industrialised country by imposed on mental health care and the way that examining their position within a camp in Ghana. He governmental actions threaten human rights.They go on examines in particular the roles of the principle to challenge prevailing practices by offering humane stakeholders – the refugees, UNHCR and the host guidelines for asylum seekers suffering from mental government – in the practical transformation of the health problems. Readers of the Journal can assess the refugee community. He offers a perspective of hope in extent to which these guidelines enhance a broader demonstrating how refugees can be instrumental in international perspective and can be adopted in a range achieving positive change.This is only achieved, however, of host countries. by the concerted efforts of all the stakeholders. In the second paper, Sirriyeh provides a specific focus The papers assembled here thus point to processes of on asylum-seeking young people who are in transition to transformation that, while determined to a large extent by adulthood in the UK. She draws on qualitative research to wider socio-political factors, can nevertheless be provide insight, in particular, into asylum seekers’ influenced by refugees themselves and by those concepts of ‘home’ in this environment.What is advocating on their behalf. 2 International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care Volume 4 Issue 1 June 2008 © Pavilion Journals (Brighton) Ltd

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International Journal of Migration, Health and Social CareEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 2008

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