The Price of Indifference: Refugees and Humanitarian Action in the New Century / Edition 1

The Price of Indifference: Refugees and Humanitarian Action in the New Century / Edition 1

by Arthur C. Helton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199250316

ISBN-13: 9780199250318

Pub. Date: 05/16/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Refugee policy has not kept pace with new realities in international and humanitarian affairs. Recent policy failures have resulted in instability, terrible hardships, and massive loss of life. This book systematically analyzes refugee policy responses over the past decade and calls for specific reforms to make policy more proactive and comprehensive. Refugee

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Overview

Refugee policy has not kept pace with new realities in international and humanitarian affairs. Recent policy failures have resulted in instability, terrible hardships, and massive loss of life. This book systematically analyzes refugee policy responses over the past decade and calls for specific reforms to make policy more proactive and comprehensive. Refugee policy must be more than the administration of misery. Responses should be calculated to help prevent or mitigate future humanitarian catastrophes. More international cooperation is needed in advance of crises. Humanitarian structures within governments, notably the United States, as well as the wide variety o international institutions involved in humanitarian action must be re-oriented to cope with new challenges.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199250318
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/16/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Why refugees matter
3. The last decade's refugee story
4. Humanitarian action and new complexities in refugee protection: the former Yugoslavia
5. Surmounting indifference: refugees and the new statecraft
6. Varieties of refugee concerns: the beginnings of a policy tool box
7. Imagining better refugee policy
8. International bureaucracy and the debasement of mercy
9. Reaction and inattention within the US Government
10. Achieving comprehensive and proactive refugee policy
Conclusion

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