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“Change and Challenge at UNHCR: A Retrospective of the Past 50 Years”
(York University, Centre for Refugee Studies, 2001)
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is arguably the lead UN agency in complex humanitarian emergencies. But this is a recent role, whereby UNHCR provides assistance to displaced persons both beyond ...
“Size Matters: Attracting Immigrants to Canadian Cities”
(Springer Verlag, 2006)
Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver have attracted most new immigrants to Canada. Small and medium-sized cities in Canada are keen to share the wealth that new immigrants represent, and federal and provincial governments ...
“Improving Census-Based Socioeconomic GIS for Public Policy”
(University of British Columbia, 2006)
There are a number of socioeconomic phenomena that are difficult to discern using only census data. We present an innovative approach developed to discern the spatial dimensions of risk for homelessness amongst recent ...
"Business and Bludgeon at the Border: a Transnational Political Economy of Human Displacement in Thailand and Burma"
(Springer Verlag, 2001)
Transnational economic integration between Thailand and Burma is intimately linked to protection for Burmese refugees in Thailand. In the case of Burmese nationals who seek safety in Thailand, their protection becomes more ...
“The Securitization of Fear in Post-Tsunami Sri Lanka”
(Taylor and Francis (Routledge), 2007)
Fear is a potent political resource that is at once an expression of vulnerability to geopolitical threats and a rationale for security measures against them. It is produced through tropes of nationalism rooted in economic ...
"Bodies, Shrines, and Roads: Violence, (Im)mobility, and Displacement in Sri Lanka"
(Taylor and Francis (Routledge), 2004)
In Sri Lanka, gender and national identities intersect to shape people's mobility and security in the context of conflict. This article aims to illustrate the gendered processes of identity construction in the context of ...
"Beyond Gender: Towards A Feminist Analysis of Humanitarianism and Development in Sri Lanka"
(Feminist Press, 2003)
“Aid, Conflict, and Migration: the Canada-Sri Lanka Connection”
This paper aims to disentangle patterns of aid, trade, conflict and migration between Canada and Sri Lanka, illustrating the surprisingly significant traffic between the two countries and exploring the significance and ...
“The Field as Here and Now, Not There and Then”
(American Geographical Society, 2001)
Fieldwork is at once a political, personal, and professional undertaking. It provides crucial reference points and evidence upon which knowledge claims are made. Careful consideration, though, is required of one's own ...
“Feminist Geopolitics Revisited: Body Counts in Iraq”
Feminist geography and political geography still represent two solitudes within the discipline. While increased traffic between these different parts of the discipline points to a degree of intellectual engagement, there ...