Go to AfricaBib home

Go to AfricaBib home AfricaBib Go to database home

bibliographic database

Line
Previous page New search

The free AfricaBib App for Android is available here

Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Between vulnerability and assertiveness: negotiating resettlement in Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya
Author:Jansen, Bram J.ISNI
Year:2008
Periodical:African affairs: the journal of the Royal African Society
Volume:107
Issue:429
Pages:569-587
Language:English
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:refugees
resettlement
negotiation
Link:http://ejournals.ebsco.com/direct.asp?ArticleID=45868C60E50B40D8234F
Abstract:Resettlement to third countries is regarded as a durable solution to refugee crises. In Kakuma refugee camp in north-west Kenya, seeking a better life in industrialized countries has become a preoccupation for many refugees. In this article the effects of the practice of third country resettlement on the camp population are explored. Increased ease of communication with the diaspora, expanded knowledge of entitlements, and the high visibility of resettlement processing within the camp have increased the demand for resettlement. The article argues that the result is an environment that encourages refugees to cheat through claiming insecurity and negotiating vulnerability. Refugees come to believe that resettlement is something that can be actively achieved, rather than a benefit extended only to the genuinely vulnerable. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
Views

Cover