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Blurring the line between migrants and refugees

Kelsey Norman

Blurring the line between migrants and refugees.

By Kelsey Norman and Lama Mourad

Based on their combined research on migration in Turkey, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia, the authors argue that states and international organizations are actively transforming the international refugee regime from within through policy “conversion,” blurring the legal distinction between the categories of refugees and migrants. European Journal of International Relations: