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Бежанската криза: национални проекции на глобален проблем
The Refugee Crisis: National Projections of a Global Problem

Author(s): Anna I. Mantarova
Subject(s): Social Philosophy, Social differentiation, Human Ecology, Migration Studies
Published by: Институт по философия и социология при БАН
Keywords: refugee; forced migration; refugee flows; public opinion

Summary/Abstract: The article analyzes the situation created by the presence of asylum-seekers in Bulgaria in the context of the global refugee crisis. The first part of the article examines the global dimensions of the refugee problem – the size and dynamics of the refugee flows, the main countries of origin and recipient countries. The second part presents the situation in Bulgaria from 2011 to 2017 in terms of quantitative parameters of the refugee flow and the socio-demographic profile of the asylum seekers. The subjective perceptions and assessments of the Bulgarian population about the refugee crisis are presented. The differences in opinions and attitudes in the country as a whole and near locations of refugee camps are outlined. The third part examines the problems generated by the presence of asylum seekers in the country in terms of the objective reality and the subjective perceptions and assessments. The analysis is based on statistical data provided by SAR and the results of two empirical sociological surveys conducted in December 2017, including a nationally representative survey and a survey in two areas where refugee camps are located. Information drawn from interviews with refugees is also used.

  • Issue Year: XXVII/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 44-59
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: English, Bulgarian