Perspectives on the Experience of Forced Migration

Author: Alastair Ager

Publisher: Pinter Pub Limited


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.

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

View: 9969


"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.

The Challenge of Forced Migration in Southern Africa

Author: Zonke Majodina,Elizabeth Le Roux

Publisher: Africa Inst of South Africa


Category: Political Science

Page: 211

View: 543


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.

Transnational Ruptures

Gender and Forced Migration

Author: Catherine Nolin

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754638056

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 1911


The author examines how political violence and new refugee spaces in Canada work together to create spaces of social relations which are constituted by a mix of ruptures, connections, yearning to return, denial of the past, new opportunities, concocted life stories, identity renegotiation and recognition.

Forced Migration in Central and Eastern Europe, 1939-1950

Author: Alfred J. Rieber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135274827

Category: History

Page: 206

View: 7365


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.

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

View: 9066


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.

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

View: 2351


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.

Climate Change, Forced Migration, and International Law

Author: Jane McAdam

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199587087

Category: Law

Page: 319

View: 3757


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.

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

View: 1771


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.

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

View: 2877


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.