Forsaken People: Case Studies of the Internally Displaced

Forsaken People: Case Studies of the Internally Displaced

by Roberta Cohen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815715145

ISBN-13: 9780815715146

Pub. Date: 07/28/1998

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

The coerced displacement of people within the borders of their own countries by armed conflicts, internal strife, and systematic violations of human rights has become a pervasive feature of the post Cold War era. The plight of the displaced poses a challenge that is not only humanitarian but a threat to the security and stability of countries, regions, and, through

Overview

The coerced displacement of people within the borders of their own countries by armed conflicts, internal strife, and systematic violations of human rights has become a pervasive feature of the post Cold War era. The plight of the displaced poses a challenge that is not only humanitarian but a threat to the security and stability of countries, regions, and, through a chain effect, the international system. This book contains case studies of ten countries that have suffered severe problems of internal displacement: Burundi, Rwanda, Liberia, and the Sudan in Africa; the former Yugoslavia and the Caucasus in Europe; Tajikistan and Sri Lanka in Asia; and Colombia and Peru in the Americas. The contributors are Thomas Greene, Randolph C. Kent, Jennifer McLean, Larry Minear, Liliana Obregón, Amir Pasic, Hiram A. Ruiz, Colin Scott, H.L. Seneviratne, Maria Stavropoulou, and Thomas G. Weiss. Additionally, the contributors and editors offer recommendations for further action.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815715146
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)

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