Invisible, successful, and divided
Until the 1970s, only 1000 Vietnamese lived in West and East Germany, most of them international students. West Germany, in particular, had not yet been confronted with non-European refugees. This changed after 1978 with the influx of around 35,000...
Lessons from the resettlement of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ Vietnamese forced migrants in Germany
Hiếu (pseudonym) embodies the ‘good refugee’ story. In 1979, he fled Vietnam by boat and eventually resettled in the Federal Republic of (West)...
Ethnic inequality, the federal character principle, and the reform of Nigeria’s presidential federalism
The federal character principle is Nigeria’s primary formula for mitigating horizontal inequality and conflict in this chronically fractured society. Designed to guarantee inter-group inclusion in the conduct and composition of governmental...
Economic integration of Afghan refugees in the US, 1980–2015
Using 1990 5% Census and American Community Survey data, we examine the economic integration of Afghan refugees to the US, focusing on employment rates and income levels. First-wave Afghan refugees (those arriving 1980–90) have made significant...
Successfully integrating refugee populations: What can we learn from the experience of Vietnamese Americans?
Policy makers should see integration and upward mobility, and not simply placement and survival, as goals of resettlement of refugees. Our research on...
UNU-WIDER and UNU-CRIS International Workshop on South-South and North-South Trade Agreements: Compatibility Issues
South-South reciprocal trade agreements continue to surge in popularity despite arguments that they are a sub-optimal trade choice relative to North-South agreements or non-discriminatory trade liberalization. S-S agreements include both new...
5 November 2009
6 November 2009
UNU-WIDER & UNU-CRIS Joint Session on South-South Integration in a North-South Context: Regional and Global Integration: Quo Vadis?
UNU-WIDER & UNU-CRIS Joint Session (Parallel 1.1) to be held on Saturday, 16 January, South-South Integration in a North-South Context.
13 January 2010
19 January 2010