Durable Solutions’ Dilemma In The International Refugee Regime

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dc.contributor.author Srour, Lama
dc.date.accessioned 2023-03-14T09:06:26Z
dc.date.available 2023-03-14T09:06:26Z
dc.date.copyright 2022 en_US
dc.date.issued 2022-11-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/14563
dc.description.abstract The International Refugee Regime (IRR) offers three durable solutions for the plight of refugees: (1) local integration in the first country of asylum, (2) voluntary repatriation, and (3) resettlement in third party-states. Despite these devised solutions, in most refugee crises no durable solutions demand is met (Stein, 1986). This is the case for millions of Syrian refugees, who have faced extreme hardship and difficulty since fleeing Syria following the start of the civil war in 2011. Ten years into the crisis, nearly 6.6 million Syrian refugees are displaced across 126 countries, of whom 5.7 million are seeking refuge in five countries neighboring Syria (Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, and Turkey) (UNHCR, 2019). Lebanon, a fragmented state, remains the host with the largest number of refugees per capita worldwide. This dissertation draws international relations theory to explain how and why the IRR failed to ensure durable solutions for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. It argues that, given the anarchical international system in which the IRR operates, responsibility sharing and attaining durable solutions for Syrian refugees hosted in Lebanon will remain unlikely as long as the IRR remains unable to exert policy decisions on states. This thesis demonstrates the ways in which states draw on securitization discourse to justify their non-compliance with and rejection of the durable solutions put forward by the IRR and in turn (re)producing their sovereignty. By analyzing these elements within the specific context of Lebanon, the dissertation attempts to highlight the repercussions of lacking durable solutions for Syrian refugees and provides recommendations for achieving the durable solutions and improving the workings of the IRR. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Refugees, Syrian -- Government policy -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Refugees, Syrian -- Lebanon -- Social conditions en_US
dc.subject Refugees -- International cooperation en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Durable Solutions’ Dilemma In The International Refugee Regime en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle The Case of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon en_US
dc.term.submitted Fall en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201509093 en_US
dc.author.commembers Baroudi, Sami
dc.author.commembers Skulte-Ouaiss, Jennifer
dc.author.department Social and Education Sciences en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 online resource (xi, 91 leaves): col. ill., col. maps en_US
dc.author.advisor Rowayheb, Marwan
dc.keywords International Refugee Regime en_US
dc.keywords Durable solutions en_US
dc.keywords Syrian refugees en_US
dc.keywords Structural realism en_US
dc.keywords Securitization en_US
dc.keywords Sovereignty en_US
dc.keywords Youth en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Bibliography: leaves 77-91. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2022.520
dc.author.email lama.srour@lau.edu en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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