Palgrave Studies in Migration History

When Boat People were Resettled, 1975–1983

A Comparative History of European and Israeli Responses to the South-East Asian Refugee Crisis

Editors: Taylor, B., Akoka, K., Berlinghoff, M., Havkin, S. (Eds.)

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  • Offers a comparative account of how the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Israel responded to the Southeast Asian refugee crisis of 1979
  • Unpicks the different factors underpinning each European nation’s agreement to accept ‘boat-people’ from Southeast Asia and their very different treatment post-resettlement
  • Provides insights into policies specific to individual countries, while revealing pan-European trends during a critical period of political and social change
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This book traces the reception and resettlement of Vietnamese, Cambodians and Laotians in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Israel during the 'boat people' crisis of 1975–79.  These years saw hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the emergence of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and political instability across south-east Asia. Using a comparative historical approach, the authors demonstrate the multiple ways in which refugees were contested, accepted, received and resettled across different national contexts. This episode is held up today as an example of European generosity. Yet this book illustrates how the reception of boat people in Western Europe and Israel was shaped by the Cold War, and by specific national preoccupations over international prestige, immigration, labour supply and the place of foreign-born strangers in their increasingly diverse societies. While the post-2015 refugee crisis in Europe has often been construed as a new challenge requiring an unprecedented coordinated international response, this book shows the longer history of such dilemmas.
Chapter 4 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

About the authors

Becky Taylor is Professor of Modern History at the University of East Anglia, UK. 
Karen Akoka is an Associate Professor in Political Science, Paris Nanterre University, France, a researcher at the Institut des Sciences Sociales du Politique and a Fellow of the Institut Convergences Migrations. 

Marcel Berlinghoff is a senior researcher and member of the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS), Osnabrueck University, Germany 
Shira Havkin is an affiliated researcher at Sciences-Po CERI, France, and a fellow of the Institut Convergences Migrations.


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
When Boat People were Resettled, 1975–1983
Book Subtitle
A Comparative History of European and Israeli Responses to the South-East Asian Refugee Crisis
Editors
  • Becky Taylor
  • Karen Akoka
  • Marcel Berlinghoff
  • Shira Havkin
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Migration History
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-64224-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-64224-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-64223-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 239
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