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Information and repatriation: the case of Mozambican refugees in Malawi.

Authors
  • Koser, K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of refugee studies
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1997
Volume
10
Issue
1
Pages
1–18
Identifiers
PMID: 12293266
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Koser (1993) proposed a research model for examining the interaction between information and repatriation, which focused upon the receipt and evaluation of information about their homes by refugees in exile. That model is presented and tested using interview responses from Mozambican refugees in Malawi sampled in 1992. The goal was to disaggregate refugees' decision-making process in an attempt to understand the repatriation process. Findings are based upon the interview responses of 125 randomly selected refugee household heads, all members of 50 of the households, and local leaders. The study found that such a narrow focus will fail to yield any comprehensive explanation. However, the specific focus upon information was determined to have certain empirical, conceptual, and policy-oriented advantages.

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