Troubled Communication: Cross-Cultural Misunderstandings in the Asylum-Hearing

  title={Troubled Communication: Cross-Cultural Misunderstandings in the Asylum-Hearing},
  author={W. Kälin},
  journal={International Migration Review},
  pages={230 - 241}
  • W. Kälin
  • Published 1986
  • Sociology
  • International Migration Review
  • This article demonstrates how misunderstandings rooted in the differences between the asylum-seeker's and the official's cultural background can seriously distort the process of communication during the asylum-hearing and thus impair the ability of refugees from Third World countries to make their asylum-claims credible. 
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