The Political Economy of Refugee Migration and Foreign Aid

Hardcover | July 15, 2009

byMathias Czaika

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This book explores the determinants of forced migration and its poltical implications from an economic perspective. It describes the distribution of burdens from forced migration across countries, and analyzes the strategic interaction of national refugee policies to control refugee flows.

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This book explores the determinants of forced migration and its poltical implications from an economic perspective. It describes the distribution of burdens from forced migration across countries, and analyzes the strategic interaction of national refugee policies to control refugee flows.

MATHIAS CZAIKA is an Economist at the Univeristy of Freiburg, Germany. He received his graduate degree in Economics from University of Konstanz in 2001. He was research assistant at the University of Freiburg, where he received a Ph.D. in Economics in 2008. As part of his research on refugee migration, he stayed for some time at the R...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.82 × 5.61 × 0.69 inPublished:July 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230576885

ISBN - 13:9780230576889

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Table of Contents
List of Figures
List of Tables
Abbreviations
PART I: INTRODUCTION
Research Objective
Research Outline
PART II: FORCED MIGRATION PATTERNS AND POLITICS
Introduction
Migration Characteristics
Migration Types
Migration Causes
International Actors for Refugee Protection
UNHCR and its Historical Background
Other International Organizations
National States
Refugee politics
Burden-Sharing and International Cooperation
Migration Prevention and Aid Assistance
PART III: INTERNATIONAL REFUGEE BURDENS
Introduction
Assessing the Refugee Burden to Host Countries
Methodology of a Refugee Burden Index
Refugee Capacity Index
Ability-to-care
Socio-political Acceptance of Immigrants
Politico-institutional Performance
Refugee Gaps
Refugee Burden Index
Results
Concluding Remarks
PART IV: DETERMINANTS OF FORCED DISPLACEMENT
Introduction
Conflict History and Displacement in Aceh, Indonesia
Theoretical Background of Displacements
Empirical Analysis of Displacement in Aceh
Data Source and Descriptive Statistics
Empirical Strategy
Estimation Models
Main Control Variables
Estimation Results
Concluding Remarks
PART V: THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF REFUGEE MIGRATION
Introduction
Model Analysis
The Cross-Border Option
The Asylum-Seeking Option
Counter-asylum Policies
Defensive Asylum Policy: Asylum Restriction
Decline in Self-Reliance in the Cross-the-Border Country
Decline in Recognition Rates in the Western Asylum Country
Proactive Asylum Policy: Migration Preventive Aid Transfers
Aid to the First Asylum Country
Aid to the Country of Origin
Self-financing Proactive Asylum Policy
Concluding Remarks
PART VI: ASYLUM COOPERATION AMONG ASYMMETRIC COUNTRIES
Introduction
Literature Review
The Analytical Framework
Asylum Cooperation in the European Union
Concluding Remarks
PART VII: REFUGEE MOVEMENTS AND AID POLITICS
Introduction
Aid and Refugee Migration Policies
Aid Allocation Patterns and Statistics
UN Diplomacy and Aid Allocation
Data
Results
Concluding Remarks 
PART VIII: AID ALLOCATION AND ASYLUM MIGRATION
Introduction
Aid Allocation Literature Review
The Model
Comparative Statics
Empirical Evidence
Data and Methodology
Empirical Results
Concluding Remarks
PART VIIII: REFUGEE MOVEMENTS AND AID RESPONSIVENESS
Introduction
Refugee Movements: Some Policy Options
Empirical Analysis
Methodology
Data
Results
Aggregate Aid Allocation
Donor-specific Aid Allocation
Concluding Remarks
PART X: CONCLUSION
Summary
Policy Implications
A Appendix
B Bibliography