The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): The Politics and Practice of Refugee Protection / Edition 2

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): The Politics and Practice of Refugee Protection / Edition 2

by Alexander Betts, Gil Loescher, James Milner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415782821

ISBN-13: 9780415782821

Pub. Date: 02/01/2012

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is a concise and comprehensive introduction to both the world of refugees and the organizations that protect and assist them. Written by experts in the field, this is one of the very few books that traces the relationship between state interests, global politics, and the work of the UNHCR. This book will

Overview

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is a concise and comprehensive introduction to both the world of refugees and the organizations that protect and assist them. Written by experts in the field, this is one of the very few books that traces the relationship between state interests, global politics, and the work of the UNHCR. This book will appeal to students, scholars, practitioners, and readers with an interest in international relations. Key topics discussed include:

UNHCR as an actor in world politics since 1950

the refugee definition and protection instruments

institutional strengths and weaknesses

asylum crises in the global north and global south

protracted refugee situations and internally displaced persons

key criticisms and the continuing relevance of UNHCR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415782821
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/01/2012
Series:
Global Institutions Series
Pages:
226

Table of Contents

List of illustrations x

Foreword xi

Acknowledgements xv

List of abbreviations xvii

Introduction 1

1 The origins of international concern for refugees 6

2 UNHCR in the Cold War, 1950-1991 17

3 UNHCR in the post-Cold War era 47

4 UNHCR as a global institution: structures, relationships and the politics of funding 73

5 Protection, solutions, and UNHCR's core mandate 98

6 Conclusion: towards the future 121

Notes 131

Select bibliography 142

Index 144

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