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dc.contributor.authorGhosn, Faten
dc.contributor.authorChu, Tiffany S.
dc.contributor.authorSimon, Miranda
dc.contributor.authorBraithwaite, Alex
dc.contributor.authorFrith, Michael
dc.contributor.authorJandali, Joanna
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-11T03:51:37Z
dc.date.available2021-06-11T03:51:37Z
dc.date.issued2021-05-17
dc.identifier.citationGhosn, F., Chu, T. S., Simon, M., Braithwaite, A., Frith, M., & Jandali, J. (2021). The Journey Home: Violence, Anchoring, and Refugee Decisions to Return. American Political Science Review, 1–17.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0003-0554
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/s0003055421000344
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/659879
dc.description.abstractWhile the UNHCR promotes voluntary repatriation as the preferred solution to refugee situations, there is little understanding of variation in refugees' preferences regarding return. We develop a theoretical framework suggesting two mechanisms influencing refugees' preferences. First, refugees' lived experiences in their country of origin prior to displacement and in their new host country create a trade-off in feelings of being anchored to their origin or host country. Second, firsthand exposure to traumas of war provides some refugees with a sense of competency and self-efficacy, leading them to prefer to return home. We test these relationships with data from a survey among Syrian refugees hosted in Lebanon. We find refugees exposed to violence during the war have a sense of attachment to Syria and are most likely to prefer return. Refugees who have developed a detachment from Syria or an attachment to Lebanon are less likely to prefer return.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Press (CUP)en_US
dc.rights© The Author(s), 2021. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the American Political Science Association. This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).en_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
dc.titleThe Journey Home: Violence, Anchoring, and Refugee Decisions to Returnen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1537-5943
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Government and Public Policy, University of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.journalAmerican Political Science Reviewen_US
dc.description.noteOpen access articleen_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item from the UA Faculty Publications collection is made available by the University of Arizona with support from the University of Arizona Libraries. If you have questions, please contact us at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen_US
dc.identifier.piiS0003055421000344
dc.source.journaltitleAmerican Political Science Review
dc.source.beginpage1
dc.source.endpage17
refterms.dateFOA2021-06-11T03:51:38Z


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© The Author(s), 2021. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the American Political Science Association. This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
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