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Let Me Be a Refugee: Administrative Justice and the Politics of Asylum in the United States, Canada, and Australia

Rebecca Hamlin


Why do decision-makers in similar liberal democracies interpret the same legal definition in very different ways? International law provides states with a common definition of a refugee as well as guidelines outlining how asylum claims should be decided. Yet, the processes by which countries determine who should be granted refugee status look strikingly different, even across nations with many political, cultural, geographical, and institutional commonalities. This book compares the refugee status determination (RSD) regimes of three popular asylum seeker destinations – the United States, Cana ... More

Keywords: refugee, asylum, administrative, justice, comparison, adjudication, migration, border hearing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199373307
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373307.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebecca Hamlin, author
Grinnell College