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Defining ‘forced migration’ in Burma : towards a typology of forced migration in Burma

South, Ashley

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Most Burmese people fleeing their homes do so for a combination of reasons. The root causes for leaving, however, determine which ‘category’ they belong to: ‘internally displaced persons’ (IDPs) or ‘economic migrants’. There is some discussion as to whether people leaving their homes due to exhaustion of livelihoods options are IDPs according to the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement1 – or not. Ashley South and Andrew Bosson present their views below. By analogy, this debate can be...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorSouth, Ashley
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-03T04:53:58Z
dc.date.available2017-03-03T04:53:58Z
dc.identifier.citation'Forced Migration Review', no.30: 'Burma's Displaced People', pp. 16, http://www.fmreview.org/sites/fmr/files/FMRdownloads/en/FMRpdfs/FMR30/16.pdf
dc.identifier.issn1460-9818
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/112804
dc.description.abstractMost Burmese people fleeing their homes do so for a combination of reasons. The root causes for leaving, however, determine which ‘category’ they belong to: ‘internally displaced persons’ (IDPs) or ‘economic migrants’. There is some discussion as to whether people leaving their homes due to exhaustion of livelihoods options are IDPs according to the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement1 – or not. Ashley South and Andrew Bosson present their views below. By analogy, this debate can be extended to Burmese people in exile. Are Burmese people outside refugee camps ‘economic migrants’ or ‘self-settled refugees’?
dc.format1 p.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.publisherRefugee Studies Centre, Oxford University
dc.rightsCreative commons logo (CC) BY-NC-ND This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 UK: England & Wales License.
dc.source.urihttp://www.fmreview.org/sites/fmr/files/FMRdownloads/en/FMRpdfs/FMR30/16.pdf
dc.subjectBurma
dc.subjectMyanmar
dc.subjectIDPs
dc.titleDefining ‘forced migration’ in Burma : towards a typology of forced migration in Burma
dc.typeJournal article
local.identifier.citationvolume30
dc.date.issued2008-10-06
local.publisher.urlhttp://www.fmreview.org/sites/fmr/files/FMRdownloads/en/FMRpdfs/FMR30/16.pdf
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationResearch School of Humanities
local.contributor.affiliationAustralian National University
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage16
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage16
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