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Public-private partnerships in refugee resettlement: Europe and the US

  • Joanne van Selm
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Abstract

This article describes the process of resettlement in five states (the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States). The different roles of private, non-governmental actors in the five systems are explored. The nature of the state as a provider of public welfare assistance is a factor that seems to determine the extent to which private actors play a role in resettlement. The article draws preliminary conclusions that could inform future social science research.

Key words

Resettlement European Union United States Non-governmental organizations welfare state Assistance 

Résumé

Cet article décrit le processus de réétablissement de réfugiés dans cinq pays (les Pays-Bas, la Finlande, la Suède, le Royaume-Uni et les États-Unis). On y étudie les divers rôles que jouent les acteurs privés/non-gouvernementaux au sein des cinq systèmes. L'état comme fournisseur d'aide publique est un élément qui semble déterminer la mesure dans laquelle les acteurs privés jouent un rôle dans la politique du réetablissement. L'article tire des conclusions préliminaries qui pourraient alimenter la recherche en sciences sociales à l'avenir.

Mots-clefs

Réétablissment Union européenne États-Unis Orgnaisation non gouvernementale État providence Aide 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joanne van Selm
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Migration Policy InstituteWashington DC
  2. 2.Institute for Migration and Ethnic StudiesUniversity of AmsterdamThe Netherland

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