Placing Sri Lankan maritime arrivals in a broader migration context

Dinuk Jayasuriya, Marie McAuliffe

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    Abstract

    Our examination of irregular maritime arrival (IMA) flows to Australia from Sri Lanka places emphasis on both origin country and global migration dynamics. This approach recognises broader migration and mobility that a more asylum-/refugee-specific focused approach has the potential to either underemphasise or miss entirely. Taking a broader view also has the potential to allow for a greater appreciation of Australia’s comparative position in a global context, which is perhaps useful given the, at times, ‘Australia-centric’ view of IMA flows.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationA long way to go: Irregular migration patterns, processes, drivers and decision making
    Editors Marie McAuliffe and Khalid Koser
    Place of PublicationCanberra
    PublisherANU Press
    Pages49-76
    Edition1st edition
    ISBN (Print)9781760461782
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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