The way home: Peaceful return of victims of ethnic cleansing

Stefanovic, Djordje and Loizides, Neophytos G. (2011) The way home: Peaceful return of victims of ethnic cleansing. Human Rights Quarterly, 33 (2). pp. 408-430. ISSN 1085-794X.. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1353/hrq.2011.0029) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article examines how the right of return is negotiated and implemented in post-conflict societies. It focuses on cases of voluntary yet difficult returns and identifies the conditions under which victims of ethnic cleansing choose to return despite opposition from new occupants and hostile local authorities. The article provides a theoretical framework for the study of return and examines the importance of security provisions, material incentives, contact, and ideology. Drawing on the experiences of Bosnian (Drvar) and Cypriot (Maronite) returnees, it emphasizes the role of social capital as manifested through refugee organizations and demonstrates how community effort resolves coordination and commitment problems, thereby facilitating a voluntary peaceful return.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: social capital, refugees, displaced persons, right of return, ethnic cleansing
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations > Conflict Analysis Research Centre
Depositing User: Neophytos Loizides
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2013 22:26 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2014 11:22 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36770 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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