This book relates social constraints and opportunities to micro-level exile decision making. It focuses on Cuban, Indo-Chinese, Ethiopian, Eritrean and Iranian exile communities in the United States. The book analyzes the origins of these large groups of exiles and their treatment under US policy.
Peter H. Koehn
Introduction to Contemporary Cross-National Population Movements: Challenges for International Relations and U.S. Policy -- Third-World Refugee Formation -- Framework for Analysis: National Politics, External Intervention, and Individual Motivation -- Revolutions and Refugees: The Global and National Context in Historical Perspective -- Individual Exile Decision Making -- Post-Revolution Migration Routes -- Vintages, Steps, and Waves -- Applications of U.S. Admission Policy -- Third-World Exiles in Industrial Societies: The U.S. Reception -- Profiles: Post-Revolution Exile Communities in the United States -- Economic Adjustment and Social Adaptation -- Repatriation -- The Decision to Return -- State and Transnational Barriers to Refugee Repatriation -- Conclusions -- Policy Implications for the United States -- Looking Toward the Future: Refugees and International Relations -- Appendix -- Further Reading