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Daliah Al-Shakhshir

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Graduate Student Research Funding | 2021 - 2022 Academic Year

Local Integration of Palestine Refugees in Jordan

Trends in global displacement reveal that developing economies bear the brunt of the international community's effort and responsibility to accommodate and absorb displaced populations, and refugees are spending longer periods in exile, with most refugees today in protracted situations. Al-Shakhshir will consider a naturalization-based approach to local integration as a potentially durable solution, within the context of Palestine refugees in Jordan, by focusing on Jordan's 1988 disengagement policy from the West Bank. The policy directly affected the citizenship status of some Palestinians, which Al-Shakhshir will use to answer two questions: What are the effects of citizenship on the livelihoods of refugees? If naturalization is adopted as a policy, how far towards full integration can legal equality take us?

Daliah Al-Shakhshir, Graduate School of Business

daliah al-shakhshir

Daliah Al-Shakhshir is a PhD student in political economy at Stanford University. Her areas of interest are development economics, political economy, and comparative politics. Prior to Stanford, she worked as a research assistant at the Federal Reserve Board. She holds a BA in economics and political science from Colby College.

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