Rejected Asylum Seekers from Kosova

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  • Title: Rejected Asylum Seekers from Kosova: A Social Work Critique of Repatriation as a Durable Solution
  • Author(s): Kaltrina Kusari, Christine A. Walsh
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: Global Studies
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Global Studies
  • Keywords: Repatriation, Social Work, Kosovo, Forced Return, Globalization, Rejected Asylum Seekers
  • Volume: 14
  • Issue: 2
  • Year: 2019
  • ISSN: 2324-755X (Print)
  • ISSN: 2324-7568 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/2324-755X/CGP/v14i02/41-53
  • Citation: Kusari, Kaltrina, and Christine A. Walsh. 2019. "Rejected Asylum Seekers from Kosova: A Social Work Critique of Repatriation as a Durable Solution." The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Global Studies 14 (2): 41-53. doi:10.18848/2324-755X/CGP/v14i02/41-53.
  • Extent: 13 pages

Abstract

This article presents findings from a systematic literature review of studies that focus on the repatriation of rejected asylum seekers from Kosova. We approached the literature from a critical standpoint in order to identify the main gaps in knowledge as well as to recommend future steps. The findings question the adoption of repatriation as a sustainable solution to migration “crisis” and suggest that there is a dearth of repatriation research coming out of Global South countries. Study findings add to the body of existing, albeit scarce, literature that focuses on repatriation, and provide important implications for policymaking for a largely hidden population of forced migrants.