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Let Me Be a RefugeeAdministrative Justice and the Politics of Asylum in the United States, Canada, and Australia$
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Rebecca Hamlin

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199373307

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373307.001.0001

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The “Cadillac” Bureaucracy

The “Cadillac” Bureaucracy

RSD in Canada

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(p.84) Chapter 5 The “Cadillac” Bureaucracy
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Let Me Be a Refugee
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Rebecca Hamlin

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373307.003.0005

This chapter outlines the process and the key institutional players that are involved in refugee status determination in Canada. The regime is based on a conceptualization of administrative justice that values efficiency and expertise in decision-making. Bureaucratic centralization and high levels of administrative agency insulation from both politics and judicial review have led to consistent and innovative policy development, but growing pressure on the administrative agency over time.

Keywords:   asylum, refugee, Canada, bureaucracy, centralization, administrative, efficiency, expertise

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