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Buy and Download Description To where are refugees forced to flee in East Africa? The vast majority resettle in areas adjacent to their homeland along borders of neighboring countries (see Map 2.1). The geography of these mass movements is important in many different respects, but especially so for the participants themselves. They must establish a new livelihood in the country to which they move. Successes and failures hinge on the social and economic formations that exist in the host country, which may be substantially different from their homeland. Many refugees, for example, have left kin-driven "production systems" or "lifeways" and then resettled in an economy where their sources of livelihood are conditioned by a global system of production that is far more competitive and capitalistic.1 The spatial pattern of development remains highly uneven throughout East Africa where the commodification of the peasant economy may vary widely within a given country as well as on either side of a border between nations. To where are refugees forced to flee in East Africa? The vast majority resettle in areas adjacent to their homeland along borders of neighboring countries (see Map 2.1). The geography of these mass movements is important in many different respects
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