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The Refugee Challenge in Post-Cold War America

Maria Cristina Garcia


This book examines refugee and asylum policy in the United States since the end of the Cold War. For over forty years, from the end of World War II to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Cold War had provided the ideological lens through which the United States had defined who a refugee was. Cold War concerns about national security and the political, economic, and military threat of communism had shaped the contours of refugee and asylum policy. In the post-Cold War era, the war on terrorism has become the new ideological lens through which the US government interprets who is worthy of admission ... More

Keywords: refugees, asylum seekers, asylum, post-Cold War, refugee advocates, refugee policy, refugee admissions, refugee resettlement, refuge

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190655303
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190655303.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maria Cristina Garcia, author
Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies and History, Cornell University