Professor Shauna Labman co-edits "Strangers to Neighbours"

Thu. Jan. 7, 2021

book coverStrangers to Neighbours: Refugee Sponsorship in Context
Edited by Shauna Labman and Geoffrey Cameron
McGill-Queen’s University Press

The first dedicated study of refugee sponsorship policy, Strangers to Neighbours assembles leading scholars from a range of disciplines to consider whether Canada's system is indeed a sustainable model for the world.
Strangers to Neighbours explains the origins and development of refugee sponsorship, paying particular attention to the unintended consequences and ethical dilemmas it produces for refugee policy. The contributors to this collection draw upon law, social science, and philosophy to bring a more robust and objective perspective on Canada's historical experience with sponsorship into wider conversations about the refugee crisis and resettlement. This volume examines how sponsorship has been implemented differently in countries such as the US and Australia, evaluating private refugee sponsorship and its potential for global refugee policy. 


Part of McGill-Queen's Refugee and Forced Migration Studies Series

"There is both a hunger and a need for a book of this depth and breadth on the topic of private sponsorship given the current global interest in the role of community sponsors in resettlement. The chapters in Strangers to Neighbours provide a rich and varied overview of private sponsorship from numerous perspectives, making a significant contribution to our surprisingly shallow understanding on the subject."
-Michaela Hynie, York University
Shauna Labman is Associate Professor at Global College, the University of Winnipeg. Geoffrey Cameron is Research Associate with the Global Migration Lab in the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, the University of Toronto.