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"Active" and "Passive" resettlement The influence of support services and refugees' own resources on resettlement style

V Colic-Peisker, F Tilbury



This paper explores the process of resettlement among recent refugees in Perth, Western Australia. We propose four refugee resettlement styles created through the interaction of a number of factors. These factors can be clustered as: (1) the social features of refugees (their human, social, and cultural capital), and (2) the host society's responses to refugee settlers (Australia's resettlement policy and services and the broader influence of the host society's responses to refugees). We propose that refugees approach their resettlement in predominantly active ("achievers" and "consumers") or passive ("endurers" and "victims") ways and that these are differentially successful strategies. Med..

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