The Integration of Refugees in Romania: A Non-Preferred Choice
Romania is currently experiencing an increase in the number of asylum seekers, but little is known about the care arrangements and state-supported integration programs in the country for people in need of international protection. This paper addresses this gap and adds to the scholarly literature on forced migration by examining how integration processes for asylum seekers are represented in the public service and political discourse. Using interview data (n =14) with Romanian bureaucrats and elected representatives in national, regional, and municipal offices, this paper explores the institutional capacity of the Romanian state to integrate refugees.
Bejan, R. (2021). The Integration of Refugees in Romania: A Non-Preferred Choice. COMPAS Working Paper. University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.