Description : The growth of the world's refugee population has been a major phenomenon of the late twentieth century. This volume brings together senior authors from a range of disciplinary backgrounds to analyse the key forces that shape the contemporary experience of forced migration. It considers global, social and personal dimensions of displacement, demonstrating their close interrelationship in forging the experience of refuge. Recurrent themes include the importance o f valuing the resources, capacities and meanings indigenous to refugee communities, and the intimate linkage of the personal and political in the lives of refugees. In addition to providing deeper insight into the challenges and tensions of the refugee experience, the book seeks to provide a foundation for more informed debate on refugee assistance and asylum policies and practice.
Description : Drawing together the work and ideas of a combination of the world's leading and emerging International Relations scholars, Refugees in International Relations provides a comprehensive and challenging overview of the international politics of forced migration.
Description : In order to resolve the problem of refugees in orbit, it would be necessary to oblige countries to grant asylum in specific cases. But the increasingly restrictive political climate in Europe and the USA gives no hope that those countries will accept more than just the obligation to merely consider requests (within certain guidelines). To the contrary, countries tend more and more to reject requests arguing that asylum seekers could have found shelter from persecution elsewhere, i.e. in the so-called 'first-asylum state'. This is how the refugee's orbit begins. The author does not envisage to overcome the obstacle of state sovereignty, but advocates "partial solutions involving more regulation than resolution of the problem". This is the outcome of her analysis of the practical, political and legal causes of the orbit problem, and the subsequent review of international and regional attempts to cope with it.
Description : '.. this work is intended to provide an in-depth analysis of each and every provision of the 1951 Convention and its 1967 Protocol. Special contributions on topics that cut across various provisions or that provide an overview over developments in certain regions of the world complement this Commentary.'
Description : "With the recent arrival in Europe of over a million refugees and asylum-seekers, a sense of panic has spread across the continent and beyond. William Maley's illuminating introduction offers a guide to the complex idea of "the refugee" and sets the current crisis within the wider history of human exile, injecting much-needed objectivity and nuance into the debate. Arguing that Western states are now reaping the consequences of policies aimed at blocking safe and "legal" access to asylum, 'What is a refugee?' shows why many proposed solutions to the refugee "problem" will exacerbate tension and risk fueling the growth of extremism among people who have been denied all hope. This lucid book also tells of the families and individuals who have sought refuge, highlighting the suffering, separation and dislocation on their perilous journeys to safety. Only through such stories can we properly begin to understand what it is to be a refugee."--Book jacket.
Description : This book is a pioneer study of the history of global refugee movements over the last century, ranging from east European Jews fleeing Tsarist oppression at the turn of the century to asylum seekers from the former Zaire and Yugoslavia as we approach the millennium. Recognising that the problem of refugees is a universal one for which we are all responsible, this book emphasises the human element which ultimately should be at the forefront of both the study of refugees and responses to them. The importance of the individual, argue Kushner and Knox, must be paramount.
Description : "Explores the economic life of refugees in protracted situations in a variety of settings: in camps, in urban areas and in third countries in the West"--Provided by publisher.
Description : Presents a global look at the reasons people move from one country to another, the effects that immigrants and refugees have on the economy, and their contributions to multicultural societies.