Refugees and the Ethics of Forced Displacement

Author: Serena Parekh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134667752

Category: Philosophy

Page: 170

View: 6892

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.

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

View: 5502

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

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

View: 8649

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.

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

View: 7965

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 characterise this rapidly expanding field of research and practice.

Fremde in unserer Mitte

Politische Philosophie der Einwanderung

Author: David Miller

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518754262

Category: Philosophy

Page: 330

View: 9532

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.

Refugees in International Relations

Author: Alexander Betts,Gil Loescher

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019958074X

Category: Political Science

Page: 337

View: 6453

Refugees lie at the heart of world politics. The causes and consequences of, and responses to, human displacement are intertwined with many of the core concerns of International Relations. Yet, scholars of International Relations have generally bypassed the study of refugees, and Forced Migration Studies has generally bypassed insights from International Relations. Refugees in International Relations therefore represents an attempt to bridge the divide between these disciplines, and to place refugees within the mainstream of International Relations. Drawing together the work and ideas of a combination of the world's leading and emerging International Relations scholars, Refugees in International Relations considers what ideas from International Relations can offer our understanding of the international politics of forced migration. The insights draw from across the theoretical spectrum of International Relations from realism to critical theory to feminism, covering issues including international cooperation, security, and the international political economy. They engage with some of the most challenging political and practical questions in contemporary forced migration, including peacebuilding, post-conflict reconstruction, and statebuilding. The result is a set of highly original chapters, yielding not only new concepts of wider relevance to International Relations but also insights for academics, policy-makers, and practitioners working on forced migration in particular and humanitarianism in general.

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

View: 4316

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.

Refugee Rights

Ethics, Advocacy, and Africa

Author: David Hollenbach, SJ

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1589014057

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 3344

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.

Was ist ein Migrationsregime? What Is a Migration Regime?

Author: Andreas Pott,Christoph Rass,Frank Wolff

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658205326

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

View: 7193

Der Begriff des Migrationsregimes erfreut sich großer Beliebtheit. Er verspricht einen analytischen Zugriff auf die Komplexität der Beziehung von Migration und Regulation. Dabei wird er jedoch sehr unterschiedlich genutzt und gedeutet. Die Herausgeber des Sammelbandes verstehen diese Vielstimmigkeit als einen Aufruf zur Debatte. Aufbauend auf einem längeren Austauschprozess auf Tagungen und Workshops haben sie Forscher*innen, die zentrale Fachrichtungen einer interdisziplinären Migrationsforschung und deren unterschiedliche Perspektiven vertreten, eingeladen, die Grundannahmen, Potentiale und Herausforderungen des Ansatzes zu diskutieren. Die so versammelten kritischen Einsichten in ein Schlüsselkonzept der modernen Migrationswissenschaft leuchten Wege aus, wie Fragen von Machtverteilung, Agency und Aushandlung systematischer in die Migrationsforschung einbezogen werden können.

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

View: 5792

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.

Die neue Odyssee

Eine Geschichte der europäischen Flüchtlingskrise

Author: Patrick Kingsley

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406692281

Category: Political Science

Page: 332

View: 3410

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.

Sphären der Gerechtigkeit

ein Plädoyer für Pluralität und Gleichheit

Author: Michael Walzer

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593380358


Page: 478

View: 5442

Die wissenschaftliche Gerechtigkeitsdebatte, jahrelang dominiert von John Rawls'”Theorie der Gerechtigkeit“, erhielt 1983 durch Michael Walzer eine bedeutende Wendung. In Abgrenzung von Rawls und anderen Gerechtigkeitstheoretikern entwickelte Walzer in seinem inzwischen klassisch gewordenen Werk seine Vision einer”komplexen Gleichheit“. Er geht davon aus, dass wahre Gerechtigkeit nicht durch einen wörtlich verstandenen Gleichheitsbegriff verwirklicht werden kann: Vielmehr verlangen verschiedene wichtige Güter - Reichtum, Macht, Arbeit, Liebe - auch verschiedene Modi der Verteilung. Walzer setzt sich nachdrücklich für einen neuen pluralistischen Gleichheitsbegriff ein, der bis heute nichts an Aktualität verloren hat.

Driven from Home

Protecting the Rights of Forced Migrants

Author: David Hollenbach, SJ

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1589016793

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

View: 8555

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.


Wofür im 21. Jahrhundert getötet wird

Author: Harald Welzer

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104007241

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 5315

Kampf um Trinkwasser, Massengewalt, ethnische „Säuberungen, Bürgerkriege und endlose Flüchtlingsströme bestimmen schon jetzt die Gegenwart. Die heutigen Konflikte drehen sich nicht mehr um Ideologie und Systemkonkurrenz, sondern um Klassen-, Glaubens- und vor allem Ressourcenfragen. Der Autor plädiert für ein neues Denken und zeigt, was jetzt getan werden müsste, um Menschheitskatastrophen abzuwenden.

The Point of No Return

Refugees, Rights, and Repatriation

Author: Katy Long

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199673314

Category: Political Science

Page: 257

View: 9574

The Point of No Return explores the politics that surround refugees' return 'home'. What do these processes of refugee repatriation reveal about the tensions between the liberal aim to protect individual rights and freedoms and nation-states' interests in securing order and stability through a structure that insists on collective belonging? The book combines political theory, historical research, and grassroots fieldwork in Latin America and Africa to present acomprehensive picture of refugee repatriation through the twentieth century.

Mediale Migranten

Mediatisierung und die kommunikative Vernetzung der Diaspora

Author: Andreas Hepp,Cigdem Bozdag,Laura Suna

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531928287

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 290

View: 6889

Medien und Migration ist ein aktuell heiß diskutiertes Thema. Doch wie wichtig sind Medien für Migrantinnen und Migranten wirklich? Was hat sich mit der Etablierung von Internet, Mobiltelefon und Social Web geändert? Welchen Stellenwert haben Medien für die Vergemeinschaftung der Diasporas? Es sind Fragen wie diese, die in der Studie 'Mediale Migranten' behandelt werden. Durch eine vielschichtige Analyse wird gezeigt, dass über die verschiedenen Medien hinweg die kommunikative Vernetzung von Migrantinnen und Migranten sehr unterschiedlich verläuft, je nachdem, ob sie eher herkunfts-, ethno- oder weltorientiert sind. Auf diese Weise verdeutlicht die Untersuchung, dass man 'Integration durch Medien' anders denken muss, als dies bisher geschehen ist.

Annual Report

Author: United Nations University

Publisher: N.A


Category: Universities and colleges

Page: N.A

View: 3524


Friedensgutachten 2016

Author: Margret Johannsen,Bruno Schoch,Max M. Mutschler,Corinna Hauswedell,Jochen Hippler

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643133707


Page: 290

View: 1638


Dignity Across Borders

Forced Migration and Christian Social Ethics

Author: Arsene Brice Bado

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781432767761

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 5941

This book on forced migration calls into question the framework of the contemporary debate, which tends to focus narrowly on issues such as social security benefits for asylum seekers, as well as the social tensions arising from the presence of large numbers of refugees and internally displaced persons. While acknowledging the importance of such issues, this book firmly refocuses the entire debate and re-centers it on the question of human dignity, which transcends borders of nationality, religion, and race.Grounded in Christian universalism, this book, however, advocates a realistic respect for the sovereignty of the state within its own borders. It provides an analysis of forced migration issues, which integrates political and juridical insights with Christian social ethics. From this unique perspective, it explores the ways and means to achieve both the national and the universal common good with regard to forced migration issues.