This week three alumni of our 2016–2017 MSc in Forced Migration and Refugee Studies have contributed an article to Refugees Deeply. Rebecca Buxton, Jade Huynh and Theophilus Kwek write in response to an article by Professor Robin Cohen (Oxford Department of International Development) and Dr Nicholas Van Hear (COMPAS, University of Oxford) proposing ‘Refugia’ (a transnational union of self-governing refugee communities) as a radical solution to the refugee ‘crisis’.
Buxton, Huynh, and Kwek write “Van Hear and Cohen have described Refugia as a ‘pragmatic utopia.’ But a solution that suggests refugees should be kept elsewhere is not utopian. Instead, it appeals to the exclusionary tendencies of nation-states.”
Read the article here >>