Sedentary policies and transnational relations: A ‘non-sustainable’ case of return to Bosnia.

 The main point of this article is to look at the tensions between many refugees’ transnational orientation on one hand, and the sedentary understanding of living and belonging in different policy practices that govern refugees’ movements on the other. The article, based on ethnographic fieldwork both in Finland and in Bosnia, provides a detailed analysis of a case study, an elderly Bosnian couple who return to Bosnia after living several years as refugees in Finland. The couple are interviewed both before and after their return to Bosnia within a programme of assisted returns. Their ideas of good life and belonging are reflected in relation to various policy practices that govern their choices, both locally and supra-locally.

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