Monday, April 19, 2021 12:00 PM
Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs
Middle Eastern Studies Program presents
Discrimination and Delegation: Explaining State
Responses to Refugees
What explains state responses to the refugees they
receive? Discrimination and Delegation identifies two puzzling
patterns: states open their borders to some refugee groups while blocking
others (discrimination), and a number of countries have given the UN control of
asylum procedures on their territory (delegation). In the talk, Abdelaaty will
describe the two-part theoretical framework she has developed in which
policymakers in refugee-receiving countries weigh international and domestic
concerns. The talk will also include some evidence from the book’s three-stage
research design, which combines statistical analysis of asylum admissions
worldwide, country case studies of Egypt and Turkey, and content analysis of
parliamentary proceedings in Kenya.
Q&A will follow and be moderated by Fethi Keles, Department of Anthropology, Syracuse University
Assistant Professor of Political Science
is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Maxwell School of
Syracuse University, and Senior Research Associate at the Campbell Public
Affairs Institute. Her interests include international relations, human rights
and humanitarianism, and asylum and migration. Her research has been supported
by the National Science Foundation and the American Philosophical Society, and
her articles have appeared or are forthcoming in Journal of Ethnic and
Migration Studies, Journal of Refugee Studies, Political Studies, International
Interactions, and International Journal of Human Rights.
Abdelaaty holds a doctoral degree in politics from Princeton University.
by Center for European Studies and Maxwell African Scholars Union
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