The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies

Author: Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh,Gil Loescher,Katy Long,Nando Sigona

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199652430

Category: Social Science

Page: 747

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"This Handbook critically traces the birth and development of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, and vividly illustrates the vibrant and engaging debates that characterize this rapidly expanding field of research and practice. The contributions highlight the key challenges faced by academics and practitioners working with and for forcibly displaced populations around the world, as well as identifying new directions for research in the field. Since emerging as a distinct field of study in the early 1980s, Refugee and Forced Migration Studies has grown from being of concern of a relatively small number of scholars and policy analysts to become a global field with thousands of students worldwide studying displacement, either from traditional disciplinary perspectives or as a core component of newer interdisciplinary programmes across the Humanities and Social and Political Sciences". --Publisher.
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Refugees

Perspectives on the Experience of Forced Migration

Author: Alastair Ager

Publisher: Pinter Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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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.
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Catching Fire

Containing Forced Migration in a Volatile World

Author: Nicholas Van Hear,Chris McDowell

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739112441

Category: Political Science

Page: 261

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Catching Fire provides for the first time an in-depth analysis of political and humanitarian catastrophes in which forced migration characterizes the complexity of both the emergency and the response. The book examines forced migration both within borders and beyond borders, giving attention to the complex combination of circumstances in which refugees often find themselves and the impact of relief programs.
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The Demography of Forced Migration

Summary of a Workshop

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Population

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309173896

Category: Social Science

Page: 40

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Because forced migration situations are often physically dangerous and politically complicated, estimates of these populations are often difficult to make. Estimates of forced migration vary, but it is probable that there are about 23 million refugees and more than 30 million internally displaced people.In order to assist specific groups of forced migrants and also to better understand the general plight of forced migrants, good demographic data are needed. However, collecting data on forced migration presents tremendous challenges for normal data collection processes and standards.To explore a range of issues about internally displaced persons and refugees, the Committee on Population of the National Research Council organized a Workshop on the Demography of Forced Migration in Washington, D.C., in November 1997. The purpose of the workshop was to investigate the ways in which population and other social scientists can produce more useful demographic information about forced migrant populations and how they differ. This report summarizes the background papers prepared for the meeting, the presentations, and the general discussion.
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Demography of Refugee and Forced Migration

Author: Graeme Hugo,Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi,Ellen Percy Kraly

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319671472

Category: Social Science

Page: 317

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This authoritative and comprehensive edited volume presents current research on how demography can contribute to generating scientific knowledge and evidence concerning refugees and forced migration, developing evidence based policy recommendations on protection for forced migrants and reception of refugees, and revealing the determinants and consequences of migration for origin and destination regions and communities. Refugee and other forced migrations have increased substantially in scale, complexity and diversity in recent decades. These changes challenge traditional approaches in response to refugee and other forced migration situations, and protection of refugees. Demography has an important contribution to make in this analytic space. While other disciplines (especially anthropology, law, geography, political science and international relations) have made major contributions to refugee and forced migration studies, demography has been less present with most research focusing on issues of refugee mortality and morbidity. This book specifies the range of topics for which a demographic approach is highly appropriate, and identifies findings of demographic research which can contribute to ever more effective policy making in this important arena of human welfare and international policy.
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Engendering Forced Migration

Theory and Practice

Author: Doreen Marie Indra

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571811356

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 390

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At the turn of the new millenium, war, political oppression, desperate poverty, environmental degradation and disasters, and economic underdevelopment are sharply increasing the ranks of the world's twenty million forced migrants. In this volume, eighteen scholars provide a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary look beyond the statistics at the experiences of the women, men, girls, and boys who comprise this global flow, and at the highly gendered forces that frame and affect them. In theorizing gender and forced migration, these authors present a set of descriptively rich, gendered case studies drawn from around the world on topics ranging from international human rights, to the culture of aid, to the complex ways in which women and men envision displacement and resettlement.
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Forced Migration in Central and Eastern Europe, 1939-1950

Author: Alfred J. Rieber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135274827

Category: History

Page: 206

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These nine case studies, written by Russian, German and Austrian scholars and based on archival findings, should shed new light on deportations and resettlement in Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Germany. The introduction places forced migration throughout the region in a historical context.
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Transnational Ruptures

Gender and Forced Migration

Author: Catherine Nolin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351877879

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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A key development in international migration in recent years has been the increasing feminization of migrant populations. Research attention now focuses not only on the growing number of women on the move but also on their changing gender roles as more female migrants participate as principal wage earners and heads of household rather than as 'dependants'. The tensions between population displacement within and beyond Guatemala and the multiple local, regional and national realities encountered and reconfigured by these refugee and migrants allow a fascinating window onto the connections and ruptures experienced in a 'global/local world'. Transnational Ruptures holds great interest and value for a wide readership, from scholars who are interested in transnational and refugee studies and international migration, to upper level university students in disciplines such as human geography, anthropology, sociology, Latin American Studies, gender studies, political science and international studies.
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Fragmented State Power and Forced Migration

A Study on Non-State Actors in Refugee Law

Author: Eeva Nyk Nen,Eeva Nykänen

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004228845

Category: Law

Page: 388

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Drawing extensively on international and European law, international and national case law, as well as academic writings, this study offers a comprehensive and critical analysis on the issue of non-state actors in refugee law.
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Forced Migration and Mental Health

Rethinking the Care of Refugees and Displaced Persons

Author: David Ingleby

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387226931

Category: Medical

Page: 218

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Although forced migration is not new in human history it has become, in our time, one of the world's major problems. In the last few decades, armed conflict and political unrest have created vast numbers of asylum seekers, refugees and displaced persons. This has led, in turn to increasing involvement of professional care workers and agencies, both governmental and nongovernmental. While there is no doubt on the part of helping parties that care is necessary, there is considerable debate about the kind of care that is needed. This book presents a critical review of mental health care provisions for people who have had to leave their homeland, and explores the controversies surrounding this topic. Providing fresh perspectives on an age old problem, this book covers humanitarian aid and reconstruction programs as well as service provision in host countries. It is of interest to all those who provide health services, create policy, and initiate legislation for these populations.
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Forced Migration and Global Politics

Author: Alexander Betts

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444315875

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Using real-world examples and in-depth case studies, ForcedMigration and Global Politics systematically appliesInternational Relations theory to explore the internationalpolitics of forced migration. Provides an accessible and thought-provoking introduction tothe main debates and concepts in international relations andexamines their relevance for understanding forced migration Utilizes a wide-range of real-world examples and in-depth casestudies, including the harmonization of EU asylum and immigrationpolicy and the securitization of asylum since 9/11 Explores the relevance of cutting-edge debates in internationalrelations to forced migration
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Forced migration

the effects of the magnitude and scope of fighting

Author: Erik Melander,Magnus Öberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789150617856

Category: Political Science

Page: 28

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Forced Migration, Human Rights and Security

Author: Jane McAdam

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847314147

Category: Law

Page: 316

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The international protection regime for refugees and other forced migrants seems increasingly at risk as measures designed to enhance security-of borders, of people, of institutions, and of national identity-encroach upon human rights. This timely edited collection responds to some of the contemporary challenges faced by the international protection regime, with a particular focus on the human rights of those displaced. The book begins by assessing the impact of anti-terrorism laws on refugee status, both at the international and domestic levels, before turning to examine the function of offshore immigration control mechanisms and extraterritorial processing on asylum seekers' access to territory and entitlements (both procedural and substantive). It considers the particular needs and rights of children as forced migrants, but also as children; the role of human rights law in protecting religious minorities in the context of debates about national identity; the approaches of refugee decision-makers in assessing the credibility of evidence; and the scope for an international judicial commission to provide consistent interpretative guidance on refugee law, so as to overcome (or at least diminish) the currently diverse and sometimes conflicting approaches of national courts. The last part of the book examines the status of people who benefit from 'complementary protection'-such as those who cannot be removed from a country because they face a risk of torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment-and the scope for the broader concept of the 'responsibility to protect' to address gaps in the international protection regime.
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Climate Change, Forced Migration, and International Law

Author: Jane McAdam

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199587087

Category: Law

Page: 319

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This is a key study into whether 'climate change refugees' are protected by international law. It examines the reasons why people do or do not move; how far climate change is a trigger for movement; and whether traditional international responses, such as creating new treaties and new institutions, are appropriate solutions in this context.
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Forced Migration

Current Issues and Debates

Author: Alice Bloch,Giorgia Dona

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131722695X

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

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Forced Migration: Current Issues and Debates provides a critical engagement with and analysis of contemporary issues in the field using inter-disciplinary perspectives, through different geographical case studies and by employing varying methodologies. The combination of authors reviewing both the key research and scholarship and offering insights from their own research ensures a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the current issues in forced migration. The book is structured around three main current themes: the reconfiguration of borders including virtual borders, the expansion of prolonged exile, and changes in protection and access to rights. The first chapters in the collection provide both context and a theoretical overview by situating current debates and issues in their historical context including the evolution of field and the impact of the colonial and post-colonial world order on forced migration and forced displacement. These are followed by chapters framed around substantive issues including deportation and forced return; protracted displacements; securitising the Mediterranean and cross-border migration practices; refugees in global cities; forced migrants in the digital age; and second-generation identity and transnational practices. Forced Migration offers an original contribution to a growing field of study, connecting theoretical ideas and empirical research with policy, practice and the lived experiences of forced migrants. The volume provides a solid foundation, for students, academics and policy makers, of the main questions being asked in contemporary debates in forced migration.
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The Refugee Convention at Fifty

A View from Forced Migration Studies

Author: Joanne van Selm,Khoti Kamanga,John Morrison,Sanja Spoljar-Vrzina,Aninia Nadig

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739105665

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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Prompted by the fiftieth anniversary of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, this volume collects essays by scholars from a wide range of disciplines, NGO staff, international organization professionals, and national-level policy makers. The contributors examine the impact of this legal document on forced migrants, the states they migrate from and to, and the societies they join and leave behind.
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The Uprooted

Improving Humanitarian Responses to Forced Migration

Author: Susan F. Martin,Patricia Weiss Fagen,Kari Jorgensen

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739110836

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

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The Uprooted is the first volume to methodically examine the progress and persistent shortcomings of the current humanitarian regime. The authors, all experts in the field of forced migration, describe the organizational, political, and conceptual shortcomings that are creating the gaps and inefficiencies of international and national agencies to reach entire categories of forced migrants. They make policy-based recommendations to improve international, regional, national, and local responses in areas including organization, security, funding, and durability of response.
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The Challenge of Forced Migration in Southern Africa

Author: Zonke Majodina,Elizabeth Le Roux

Publisher: Africa Inst of South Africa

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 211

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There is at present a crisis of migration on the African continent, which hosts over 45% of the world's refugees and 35% of the world's displaced peoples. In Africa and further afield, migration is a deeply contentious political topic; and it is one of international concern. Given the multifarious causes and consequences of migration, present conflicts and inequities, and the impacts of globalisation, it is generally recognised that present structures to manage migration are inadequate. The impetus for this book was a series of seminars convened by the University of Witwatersrand on forced migration. The essays are intended to feed into policy implementation in Southern Africa and serve as a contribution from a developing county to a debate normally dominated by the developed world. Some examples of areas addressed in details are: international law, the African state and the refugee problem; the establishment of refugee law in South Africa; and human rights and the international protection of refugees. The contributors include Chaloka Beyani, London School of Economics; South African Government Minister Lindiwe Sisulu; George Okoth-Obbo, UNHCR; Bonaventure Rutinwa, Universities of Dar es Salaam, and Oxford; and Professor Hussein Solomon, University of Pretoria.
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Blurring Boundaries: Human Security and Forced Migration

Author: Stefan Salomon,Lisa Heschl,Gerd Oberleitner,Wolfgang Benedek

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004326871

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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In Blurring Boundaries scholars from law and social sciences offer a critical account of the main topics of forced migration and advance a much-needed fresh view on forced migration through the lens of human security.
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