Refugees and the Ethics of Forced Displacement

Author: Serena Parekh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134667752

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

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This book is a philosophical analysis of the ethical treatment of refugees and stateless people, a group of people who, though extremely important politically, have been greatly under theorized philosophically. The limited philosophical discussion of refugees by philosophers focuses narrowly on the question of whether or not we, as members of Western states, have moral obligations to admit refugees into our countries. This book reframes this debate and shows why it is important to think ethically about people who will never be resettled and who live for prolonged periods outside of all political communities. Parekh shows why philosophers ought to be concerned with ethical norms that will help stateless people mitigate the harms of statelessness even while they remain formally excluded from states.
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The Ethics and Politics of Asylum

Liberal Democracy and the Response to Refugees

Author: Matthew J. Gibney

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521009379

Category: Law

Page: 287

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Over the last two decades, asylum has become a highly charged political issue across developed countries. This book draws upon political and ethical theory and an examination of the experiences of the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and Australia to consider how to respond to the challenges of asylum. In addition to explaining why asylum has emerged as such a key political issue, it provides a compelling account of how states could move towards implenting morally defensible responses to refugees.
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Refugee Rights

Ethics, Advocacy, and Africa

Author: David Hollenbach, SJ

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1589014057

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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Of the over 33 million refugees and internally displaced people in the world today, a disproportionate percentage are found in Africa. Most have been driven from their homes by armed strife, displacing people into settings that fail to meet standards for even basic human dignity. Protection of the human rights of these people is highly uncertain and unpredictable. Many refugee service agencies agree advocacy on behalf of the displaced is a key aspect of their task. But those working in the field are so pressed by urgent crises that they can rarely analyze the requirements of advocacy systematically. Yet advocacy must go beyond international law to human rights as an ethical standard to prevent displaced people from falling through the cracks of our conflicted world. Refugee Rights: Ethics, Advocacy, and Africa draws upon David Hollenbach, SJ's work as founder and director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College to provide an analytical framework for vigorous advocacy on behalf of refugees and internally displaced people. Representing both religious and secular perspectives, the contributors are scholars, practitioners, and refugee advocates—all of whom have spent time "on the ground" in Africa. The book begins with the poignant narrative of Abebe Feyissa, an Ethiopian refugee who has spent over fifteen years in a refugee camp from hell. Other chapters identify the social and political conditions integral to the plight of refugees and displaced persons. Topics discussed include the fundamental right to freedom of movement, gender roles and the rights of women, the effects of war, and the importance of reconstruction and reintegration following armed conflict. The book concludes with suggestions of how humanitarian groups and international organizations can help mitigate the problem of forced displacement and enforce the belief that all displaced people have the right to be treated as their human dignity demands. Refugee Rights offers an important analytical resource for advocates and students of human rights. It will be of particular value to practitioners working in the field.
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The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies

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

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191645885

Category: Political Science

Page: 800

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Refugee and Forced Migration Studies has grown from being a concern of a relatively small number of scholars and policy researchers in the 1980s to a global field of interest with thousands of students worldwide studying displacement either from traditional disciplinary perspectives or as a core component of newer programmes across the Humanities and Social and Political Sciences. Today the field encompasses both rigorous academic research which may or may not ultimately inform policy and practice, as well as action-research focused on advocating in favour of refugees' needs and rights. This authoritative Handbook critically evaluates the birth and development of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, and analyses the key contemporary and future challenges faced by academics and practitioners working with and for forcibly displaced populations around the world. The 52 state-of-the-art chapters, written by leading academics, practitioners, and policymakers working in universities, research centres, think tanks, NGOs and international organizations, provide a comprehensive and cutting-edge overview of the key intellectual, political, social and institutional challenges arising from mass displacement in the world today. The chapters vividly illustrate the vibrant and engaging debates that characterize this rapidly expanding field of research and practice.
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Was bleibt von uns

Roman

Author: Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde

Publisher: Nagel & Kimche

ISBN: 3312010993

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Nahid ist 60 und hat nicht mehr lange zu leben. Nun will sie endlich ihrer Tochter ihre Geschichte erzählen: Wie sie 1980 in Teheran Medizin studierte, zum Stolz der Familie, wie sie sich in Masood verliebte, im Überschwang einer Demo ihre Schwester mitnahm und dann im Stich ließ. Als Nahid und Masood ein Kind erwarten, fliehen sie nach Schweden, ihre Tochter Aram soll in einem freien Land aufwachsen. Nun wird Aram selbst Mutter. Nahid will ihr zur Seite stehen, aber es fällt ihr schwer, den richtigen Ton zu finden. – Ein aufwühlendes, brillant erzähltes Drama, übersetzt in 25 Sprachen.
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Fremde in unserer Mitte

Politische Philosophie der Einwanderung

Author: David Miller

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518754262

Category: Philosophy

Page: 330

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Das Thema Einwanderung wirft gewichtige gesellschaftspolitische, moralische und ethische Fragen auf, die seit einiger Zeit im Zentrum intensiver Debatten stehen. Der renommierte britische Philosoph David Miller verteidigt in seinem Buch eine Position zwischen einem starken Kosmopolitismus, der für uneingeschränkte Bewegungsfreiheit und offene Grenzen plädiert, und einem blinden Nationalismus, der oft in pauschale Ausländerfeindlichkeit und dumpfen Rassismus umschlägt. In ständiger Auseinandersetzung mit Gegenargumenten entwickelt er seinen Standpunkt, der die Rechte sowohl der Immigranten als auch der Staatsbürger berücksichtigen soll – und einen schwachen Kosmopolitismus ebenso einschließt wie das Recht von Nationalstaaten, ihre Grenzen zu kontrollieren. Ziel von Millers Ausführungen ist eine Immigrationspolitik liberaler Demokratien, die so gerecht ist wie möglich und so realistisch wie nötig. Ein beeindruckend präzise und nüchtern argumentierendes Buch, das zum Nachdenken anregt und zum Widerspruch reizt.
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Das Mädchen, das Perlen lächelte

Von der Macht der Geschichten in Zeiten des Krieges

Author: Clemantine Wamariya

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426443902

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Als Kind entkommt die Menschrechtsaktivistin Clemantine Wamariya dem Völkermord in Ruanda. Sie erhält Asyl in den USA, hält heute Vorträge und setzt sich für Benachteiligte und Aufbauhilfe in Afrika ein. Eine inspirierende Lebensgeschichte, außergewöhnlich berührend erzählt. Menschenrechtsaktivistin und Yale-Absolventin Clemantine Wamariya setzt sich weltweit für Benachteiligte ein, hält Vorträge und TEDTalks und wurde von Barack Obama ans U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum berufen. Auf den ersten Blick ist ihr Leben eine Erfolgsgeschichte, doch in Wahrheit kämpft sie jeden Tag darum, ihre zerbrochene Welt wieder zu kitten. Als Sechsjährige musste sie an der Seite ihrer Schwester vor dem Völkermord in Ruanda fliehen. Sechs Jahre dauerte ihre Odyssee und führt sie durch insgesamt sieben afrikanische Länder. Im Flüchtlingscamp in Malawi, im Slum in Sambia, im Trubel des südafrikanischen Durbans überleben die Mädchen mit Ideenreichtum und der festen Absicht, ihr Schicksal nicht einfach hinzunehmen. Mit dreizehn erhält Clemantine die Chance auf ein zweites Leben: In den USA bietet man ihr Asyl, Schulbildung und jeglichen Überfluss der westlichen Welt. Sie nutzt diese Chance auf einen Neubeginn und beginnt, ihre Lebensgeschichte neu zu schreiben, Tag für Tag ein kleines bisschen. Mit beeindruckender sprachlicher Kraft erzählt sie, wie es ihr gelang, dem Genozid zu entkommen und sich auf ihre größte Stärke zu besinnen: die Macht ihrer Vorstellungskraft und der Geschichten, durch die sie überlebte.
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Driven from Home

Protecting the Rights of Forced Migrants

Author: David Hollenbach, SJ

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1589016793

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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Throughout human history people have been driven from their homes by wars, unjust treatment, earthquakes, and hurricanes. The reality of forced migration is not new, nor is awareness of the suffering of the displaced a recent discovery. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that at the end of 2007 there were 67 million persons in the world who had been forcibly displaced from their homes—including more than 16 million people who had to flee across an international border for fear of being persecuted due to race, religion, nationality, social group, or political opinion. Driven from Home advances the discussion on how best to protect and assist the growing number of persons who have been forced from their homes and proposes a human rights framework to guide political and policy responses to forced migration. This thought-provoking volume brings together contributors from several disciplines, including international affairs, law, ethics, economics, and theology, to advocate for better responses to protect the global community’s most vulnerable citizens.
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Die neue Odyssee

Eine Geschichte der europäischen Flüchtlingskrise

Author: Patrick Kingsley

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406692281

Category: Political Science

Page: 332

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Europa ist mit der größten Migrationsbewegung seit dem Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs konfrontiert – und niemand hat intensiver über diese Krise berichtet als Patrick Kingsley. Der erst 26 Jahre alte Reporter des "Guardian" hat 2015 drei Kontinente und 17 Länder bereist, Hunderte von Migranten getroffen und mit ihnen die Fluchtrouten durch Wüsten, über Berge und Meere zurückgelegt. Dieses Buch erzählt ihre Geschichte. Patrick Kingsley legt ein hohes Tempo vor. Er reist mit dem Syrer Hashem al-Souki auf dem Zug, trinkt selbstgebrannten (und verbotenen) Schnaps mit dem libyschen Menschenschmuggler Haji, der einmal Jurastudent war, marschiert mit Fattemah Abu al-Rouse, der schwangeren syrischen Lehrerin, die Angst hat, ihr Kind zu verlieren, durch die Wildnis des Balkans, ist an Bord eines Bootes im Mittelmeer. Er schildert, wie das Multi-Millionen-Dollar-Geschäft mit dem Menschenhandel in Libyen, der Türkei und Ägypten organisiert wird. Er zeigt, wie lokale Kaufleute und korrupte Politiker in Italien vom Elend der Menschen profitieren. Er beschreibt die Fluchtrouten, hinterfragt die Ursachen der Krise und die Gründe für die bedrückende Reaktion so vieler Europäer. "Die neue Odyssee" ist ein großartiges Buch, das niemand so leicht vergisst, der es gelesen hat.
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Forced Migration And Global Processes

A View from Forced Migration Studies

Author: François Crépeau,International Association for the Study of Forced Migration. International Conference

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780739112755

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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Papers presented at the 8th Biennial International Conference of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM), held in January 2003 in Chiang Mai, Thailand in cooperation with the Asian Research Centre for Migration, Chulalongkorn University.
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Refugees and the Transformation of Societies

Agency, Policies, Ethics, and Politics

Author: Philomena Essed,Georg Frerks,Joke Schrijvers

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571818669

Category: Political Science

Page: 237

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This series reflects the multidisciplinary nature of the field and includes within its scope international law, anthropology, medicine, geopolitics, social psychology and economics.
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Refugees in International Relations

Author: Alexander Betts,Gil Loescher

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199595623

Category: Political Science

Page: 337

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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.
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Refugees and Forced Displacement

International Security, Human Vulnerability, and the State

Author: Edward Newman,Joanne van Selm

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789280810868

Category: Political Science

Page: 391

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This publication considers the links between security, conflict situations and migration issues, and calls for a reappraisal of how the international community addresses refugees and forced displacement. It finds that human displacement can be both a cause and a consequence of conflict within and among societies. As such, the management of refugee movements and the protection of displaced people should be an integral part of security policy and conflict management. It also explores how many of these challenges have been exacerbated by the war on terror since the September 11 terrorist attacks.
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Fluchtpunkt Integration

Panorama eines Problemfeldes

Author: Manuel Becker,Volker Kronenberg,Hedwig Pompe

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658194308

Category: Social Science

Page: 351

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Die Beiträgerinnen und Beiträger des vorliegenden Sammelbandes diskutieren in einem interdisziplinären Spektrum Probleme, Perspektiven und Lösungsvorschläge der Herausforderungen von Integration: Rechtliche, soziale und historisch-kulturelle Einschätzungen treffen auf theologische, psychologische und medizinische Perspektiven, kommunale und kirchliche Praxis zeigen Wege der Bewältigung auf. Auch nach der medialen Dauerpräsenz der sog. „Flüchtlingskrise“ von 2015 ist es eindeutig: Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft der Bundesrepublik sind substantiell und langfristig gefordert, die Konzepte und Programme für die Arbeit an der Integration weiter zu entwickeln.
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The Practice of Research on Migration and Mobilities

Author: Liliana Rivera-Sánchez,Fernando Lozano-Ascencio

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319026933

Category: Law

Page: 191

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The migration process is interpreted in a different way when researchers live in so-called societies of origin, than when it is interpreted from societies of destination—even when research work is multi-situated. The localization of researchers in this field involves numerous factors that influence the modalities for conducting research. Research agendas are clearly mediated by these localizations and this book on the contemporary social sciences points out those mediations, breaking with the dichotomous readings that are implicit in this migration process (origin-destination, north-south, and cause-effect, to mention just a few). In the individual chapters, priority is given to presenting the modalities through which research is conducted in multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary teams on the American Continent. In summary, the focus of this book is on the narrative of methodological experience of the Practice of Research on Migration and Mobilities.
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Flüchtlinge

Multiperspektivische Zugänge

Author: Cinur Ghaderi,Thomas Eppenstein

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658157410

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Der Band erschließt den Themenkomplex ‚Flucht und Asyl‘ durch eine Zusammenschau unterschiedlicher disziplinärer Perspektiven, die die Breite verschiedener wissenschaftlicher Zugänge aufnimmt. In ihren Beiträgen rekonstruieren die Autorinnen und Autoren zentrale Elemente zum aktuellen Wissenstand und zeigen Forschungsperspektiven und Handlungsoptionen auf, die aktuell in den Humanwissenschaften, Psychologie, Erziehungs- und Bildungswissenschaft, Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften, Sozialarbeitswissenschaft, Kultur- und Medienwissenschaft sowie aus rechtlicher, ethischer oder medizinischer Perspektive diskutiert werden. Fluchtmigration wird als Ausdruck gewaltförmiger Verhältnisse thematisiert und der Begriff 'Flüchtlinge' wird als Bezeichnung einer diffusen Gruppenzugehörigkeit problematisiert und in verschiedenen Kontexten verortet und reflektiert.
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The Emerging Law of Forced Displacement in Africa

Development and implementation of the Kampala Convention on internal displacement

Author: Allehone M. Abebe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317210301

Category: Law

Page: 308

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As of the end of 2015, there were 40.8 civilians who had been internally displaced by conflicts and effects of natural disasters in various parts of the world. Internally displaced persons (IDPs) are currently the largest group of persons receiving assistance from some of the main international humanitarian organisations. With the largest concentration of internally displaced persons (IDPs), the African continent has been the worst affected region. While previously IDPs have largely been neglected under international law, the first-ever continental binding treaty on internal displacement, the African Union Convention on the Protection of and Assistance to Internally Displaced Persons (the Kampala Convention), entered into force on 6 December 2012. As of January 2016, 25 states have ratified the instrument while 40 states have become signatories. This book significantly contributes to the study, policy making and practice on managing internal displacement by presenting the first major systematic examination of the evolution, elements and implementation of the Kampala Convention. It explores the responsibility of the state for the protection of IDPs particularly those who are most vulnerable during armed conflicts, internal strife, natural disasters, human rights violations and other circumstances. The status of ratification of the Convention is reviewed as well as the steps currently being undertaken by governments to implement the Convention. It also analyses the contribution by human rights mechanisms, inter-governmental bodies and UN peace-keeping missions in the implementation of the Convention. The book casts the Kampala Convention in broader institutional and normative developments in Africa and beyond. It demonstrates how concepts such as ‘responsibility to protect’ and ‘sovereignty as responsibility’ have begun to make inroads; influencing some of the more progressive instruments adopted by the African Union. It also sheds light on the relationship between the Convention and some regional instruments. In assessing the effectiveness of the Kampala Convention Allehone Abebe argues that the link between the Convention and initiatives on development, human rights and governance in Africa should be fully fostered.
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Die Flüchtlingskrise

Ursachen, Konflikte, Folgen

Author: Stefan Luft

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406708854

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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Schwere humanitäre Krisen und die Kluft zwischen Arm und Reich haben 2015 weit über eine Million Menschen den Weg nach Europa suchen lassen. Das umstrittene europäische Migrationsmanagement stürzte in eine tiefe Krise. Was wissen wir über die Ursachen der aktuellen Wanderungsbewegungen, die Rolle von Schleusern und die Wahl der Zielstaaten? Kann die Politik Migration steuern und gleichzeitig die Normen des internationalen Flüchtlingsschutzes einhalten? Was muss getan werden, damit sich diejenigen, die dauerhaft bleiben werden, integrieren? Stefan Luft erklärt die Ursachen, zeigt Lösungswege und erläutert Handlungsoptionen.
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Becoming Nonviolent Peacemakers

A Virtue Ethic for Catholic Social Teaching and U.S. Policy

Author: Eli Sasaran McCarthy

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621898547

Category: Religion

Page: 276

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Why do many U.S. residents, Catholics and Catholic leaders among them, too often fall short of adequately challenging the use of violence in U.S. policy? The opportunities and developments in approaches to peacemaking have been growing at a significant rate. However, violent methods continue to hold significant sway in U.S. policy and society as the commonly assumed way to peace. Even when community organizers, policymakers, members of Catholic leadership, and academics sincerely search for alternatives to violence, they too often think about nonviolence as primarily a rule or a strategy. Catholic Social Teaching has been moving toward transcending the limits of these approaches, but it still has significant room for growth. In order to contribute to this growth and to impact U.S. policy, McCarthy draws on Jesus, Gandhi, Ghaffar Khan, and King to offer a virtue-based approach to nonviolent peacemaking with a corresponding set of core practices. This approach is also set in conversation with aspects of human rights discourse to increase its possible impact on U.S. policy. As a whole, Becoming Nonviolent Peacemakers offers an important challenge to contemporary accounts of peacemaking in the U.S.
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Refugees, Theatre and Crisis

Performing Global Identities

Author: A. Jeffers

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230354823

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 197

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Using examples of refugee arts and theatrical activity since the 1990s, this book examines how the 'refugee crisis' has conditioned all arts and cultural activity with refugees in a world where globalization and migration go hand in hand.
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