Description : This is the first book of its kind to address the crucial issue of why people choose to make Convention refugee claims. It represents a substantial and original contribution primarily to the field of refugee studies but also applicable for a broader readership of political science, international studies, sociology, law, history and women’s studies. Furthermore, it theorizes the problems that face refugees by discussing the perception of the possible host countries. The conclusions of the book bear directly upon contemporary issues in refugee studies that suggest refugees move on the basis of (generally) extreme levels of persecution.
Description : This book documents the current global refugee crisis and examines the interrelated factors of immigration enforcement, international human rights law, political violence, and refugee protection. * Provides the latest empirical data covering the last 30 years, analyzing the human rights practices of the states that produce the majority of the world's asylum seekers * Includes a chapter of over 40 biographies of distinguished refugees from all over the world. * Contains primary source documents of international treaties and protocols related to refugees, as well as data figures revealing statistical trends of asylum seekers and displaced persons
Description : This book examines the refugee phenomenon, specifically refugees in inter-war Europe, and international responses to that phenomenon. It explores the causes and consequences of refugee movements throughout this century, analyzes international responses to European refugee movements from 1919 until 1939, and evaluates the impact of international efforts on government policy toward refugees. The major argument of this book is that international assistance efforts of the inter-war era composed an international regime, and this regime had--and continues to have-- significant impact on refugee policy.
Description : Fueled by the explosion of the world's population, the quest for asylum is one of the most pressing problems of our age. Refugee receiving nations--located frequently, but by no means exclusively, in the Western world--have to respond to masses of humanity searching for new livable homes. Human compassion for these refugees can be found everywhere, but so can xenophobia and the desire to preserve one's nation, economic well being, and cultural integrity. The clash between these impulses represents one of the great dilemmas of our time and is the subject of Plaut's study. In exploring it, he provides a far-ranging inquiry into the human condition. The book presents political, ethnic, philosophical, religious, and sociological arguments, and deals with some of the most troublesome and heartbreaking conflicts in the news.
Description : This fact-filled resource helps readers understand the current turmoil and controversy surrounding the global refugee problem.