Thesis / Dissertation

Geographies of Refugee settlement: Care, Citizenship, and the role of Non-state Organisations

Thea Elizabeth Hewitt, Ilan Wiesel (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

This research examines the role and position of the diverse organisations who provide support to people from refugee backgrounds settling in Australia. Non-state organisations in similar contexts have been conceptualised in uneven ways, with previous work understanding them to be ‘filling the gaps’ left by the retraction of the state under neoliberalism, or as working as a shadows-state apparatus. This research challenges such restrictive framings. Engaging with a feminist ethic of care, the research extends geographic literatures that have shown the capacity for organisations to resist and rework repressive influences from the state. Drawing on interviews with a range of organisations acros..

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