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Type Working Paper - llinois State University ISU ReD: Research and eData
Title The past, present and future of transnational conflict in Jordan: A study of Syrian refugees in the Hashemite Kingdom
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Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2013
URL http://ir.library.illinoisstate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1000&context=cppg
Abstract
In this paper I am considering the numerous effects that hosting refugees can have on a host
country. These effects can be seen when examining a host country’s health, economic,
educational, and security sectors. In addition, many cases of refugee flows are associated with
conflict contagion, which may cause a refugee population to become militarized. After reviewing
the relevant literature on these topics, I study how these possible effects unfold in the context of
the Syrian refugees currently escaping to Jordan from their civil war. The Kingdom of Jordan
and its people are significantly affected by the increased stresses that have been seen in all
services as a result of more than 500,000 Syrian refugees. Additionally, the transnational threats
of Syrian opposition fighters operating from within Jordan and the potential of Syrian
government reprisals against Jordan are significant and growing threats that must be considered.
Through a qualitative analysis of secondary sources, I examine these threats and make
conclusions as to how Jordan’s current course of action may affect the country and its population
in the long term.

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