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The orthodox definition of international security puts human displacement and refugees at the periphery. In contrast, Refugees and Forced Displacement demonstrates 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. [READ MORE...]
"This collection of essays is a significant contribution to the study of forced migration both across and within national boarders."|
"... the book is a useful resource for students of forced migration as well as for policy-makers and practitioners dealing with the consequences of forced migration."
INSCAN (International Settlement Canada), Research Resource Division for Refugees, Spring 2004
Edward Newman is an academic officer in the Peace and Governance Programme of the United Nations University.
Joanne van Selm is a senior policy analyst at the Migration Policy Institute and a lecturer in political science at the University of Amsterdam.
Foreword - Sadako Ogata
Part I: Political, Security and Normative Perspectives
Refugees, international security, and human vulnerability:
Introduction and survey - Edward Newman
Refugees as grounds for international action - Gil Loescher
Refugees and human displacement in contemporary international relations:
Reconciling state and individual sovereignty - Gary Troeller
Refugee protection policies and security issues - Joanne van Selm
Human security and the protection of refugees - Astri Suhrke
Thinking ethically about refugees:
A case for the transformation of global governance - Mervyn Frost
The early warning of forced migration:
State or human security? - Susanne Schmeidl
Part II: Displacement, Return and Resettlement
Towards a protection regime for internally displaced persons - Erin D. Mooney
Reconciling control and compassion?
Human smuggling and the right to asylum - Khalid Koser
Post-conflict peace-building and the return of refugees:
Concepts, practices and institutions - B.S.Chimni
The long-term challenges of reconstruction and reintegration:
Case studies of Haiti and Bosnia-Herzegovina - Patricia Weiss Fagen
Sovereignty, gender and displacement - Julie Mertus
Part III: Actors and Institutions
States, refugees, and the regionalization of international law - Gregor Noll
A new Tower of Babel?
Reappraising the architecture of refugee protection - William Maley
Distance makes the heart grow fonder:
Media images of refugees and asylum seekers - Peter Mares
Changing roles of NGOs in refugee assistance - Mark Raper
"For too long the study of refugee issues has been seen as an isolated and often secondary challenge. It should now be analyzed within a much broader context with the needs and rights of people at the centre, rather than on the periphery. This book represents a substantial input into this developing debate."|
From the foreword by Sadako Ogata, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 1991-2000.
Patricia Weiss Fagen
Erin D. Mooney
Joanne van Selm