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Sustainability 2016, 8(5), 451; doi:10.3390/su8050451

Sustainable Refugee Migration: A Rethink towards a Positive Capability Approach

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1
School of Media Arts and Technology, Southampton Solent Unuviersity, Southampton SO14 0YN, UK
2
School of Computing, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO13HE, UK
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editors: Giuseppe Ioppolo, Isabel Ramos and Rui Dinis Sousa
Received: 1 December 2015 / Revised: 22 April 2016 / Accepted: 22 April 2016 / Published: 6 May 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Resilient Businesses: Assessment, Approaches and Technology)
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Abstract

A major challenge facing many countries around the world is how to sustainably address the issues of increased numbers of refugee migrants. The refugee migrant “issue” is often heavily political as a high density of migrants in local areas impacts communities (e.g., disrupting local employment, service and culture). Different migrants come with different “baggage” and needs which can be a significant draw on the hosting communities’ resources. This paper argues that sustainable long-term solutions to refugee migrants will require a rethink to the existing dominant models of containment and charity. The paper draws upon insights from a study of a large refugee camp in Jordan over a three-and-a-half-year period, and historical cases of refugee migration. The paper presents a sustainable model that develops long-term capability for the various stakeholder groups. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable; migration; refugees; positive capability approach sustainable; migration; refugees; positive capability approach
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Al-Husban, M.; Adams, C. Sustainable Refugee Migration: A Rethink towards a Positive Capability Approach. Sustainability 2016, 8, 451.

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