Tagged: refugees

Refugee crisis: the immediate and lasting impacts of powerful images - Guest Work

Guest Author Jun 23, 2018

Emma Thomas, Flinders University; Craig McGarty, Western Sydney University, and Laura G. E. Smith, University of Bath This article is about the power of emotive images to create social and political change. However, we have chosen not to display distressing images, including those of Aylan Kurdi, for ethical reasons. Recent images and footage … Read More

Kiribatian households mull climate migration - Guest Work

Guest Author Dec 04, 2015

Andrew Geddes, University of Sheffield The Paris climate summit has come too late for Ioane Teitiota from the Pacific island nation of Kiribati, who made history when his case for asylum in New Zealand was rejected in September. His claim for protection was based on the effects of climate change. Kiribati president Anote Tong has argued … Read More

Refugees and the economy - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Sep 10, 2015

Richard Meadows at the Press asked me whether I’d seen any reports on the costs and benefits of accepting more refugees. I’ve not seen any real cost-benefit assessments, though I have seen indications that, in US data, huge numbers of refugees had zero effect on local labour markets – David Card’s work on the Marial boatlift. I’ve copied below what … Read More

Humanitarian intervention but when & how? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 07, 2015

People are demanding politicians do something about the current refugee crisis. They are demanding humanitarian intervention, a change in the normal rules and so that refugees can be settled safely. Politicians are dragging their feet – which is inhumane, considering the gravity of the situation. But I do have sympathy for the view, expressed by some politicians, that this sort … Read More

Ways NZ can increase its refugee quota - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Sep 07, 2015

New Zealand’s refugee quota, at 750 per year, hasn’t increased in decades. Here are a few ways it could be increased given the constraint that central government doesn’t really seem to want to increase it. Kickstarter. If the government reckons it costs some amount to support new refugees, raise a pile of money on PledgeMe, divide it by that number, … Read More

Morgan Godfery: No climate refugees please, we’re New Zealanders - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden May 14, 2014

Ioana Teitiota, the Kiribati man seeking climate refugee status in order to avoid being deported from New Zealand, has had his case rejected by the Court of Appeal. He and his family will now have to return to the low-lying islands and deal with the worsening impacts of sea level rise. In a powerful Comment […] … Read More