Peace and Conflict: The Journal of Peace Psychology(Published by the American Psychological Association)
Based on abstracts, authors will be invited to submit first drafts of full papers by March 1, 2017.
This special issue looks at the relationship between refugee integration and resettlement and the larger environment of host societies.
The movements of large numbers of people fleeing conflict and discrimination impacts not only those seeking refuge, but also the communities that receive them. The response of these communities, at the level of both community members and government, has a profound impact on the experience of refugee resettlement and integration. In this international issue, we are interested in papers addressing any aspect of the social or policy/political response to refugees and asylum seekers around the world, with an emphasis on the psychological aspects of the response, or the psychological impact on refugees and asylum seekers themselves. The questions of interest include: How do experiences of inclusion/exclusion shape integration pathways for refugees? How do media or public discourses around refugees shape public attitudes and/or political and policy responses? What are key variables in determining community and/or policy maker attitudes? What are examples of successful strategies to promote inclusive community responses and what is the impact of these strategies on refugee integration? We welcome both qualitative and quantitative research papers from multiple disciplines.