International society and its institutions in refugee protection during the covid-19 pandemic: Revisiting the solidarism / pluralism debate in english school Covid-19 pandemi sürecinde uluslararası toplum ve kurumlarının mülteci koruma politikaları: Ingiliz okulu çerçevesinde çoğulcu/ dayanışmacı tartışması

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EMİNOĞLU N., Unutulmaz K. O., Özerim M. G.

Uluslararasi Iliskiler, vol.17, no.68, pp.55-72, 2020 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 68
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.33458/uidergisi.856018
  • Journal Name: Uluslararasi Iliskiler
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, IBZ Online, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, Historical Abstracts, Index Islamicus, Political Science Complete, Sociological abstracts, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.55-72
  • Keywords: Balance of Power, Diplomacy, Great Powers, Health Crisis, International Law
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims at discussing the vulnerability of the Global Refugee Protection Regime (GRPR) during crises by applying the ‘international society’ concept within the English School of International Relations theory to the COVID-19 pandemic. We analyze the efficiency of the international society institutions on GRPR through the policies and practices of states as well as organizations such as the United Nations, European Union and Council of Europe. The GRPR has been selected because the ‘vulnerability’ of this regime has become a matter of academic and political debate as much as the vulnerability of those persons in need of international protection, specifically during times of crisis. Our analysis reveals that GRPR-centric practices and policies by the institutions of international society during the first four months after the breakout of COVID-19 suggest a greater vulnerability of the regime.