This volume outlines the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) historical evolution and examines the key challenges faced by the organization as it moves into the twenty-first century.

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This volume outlines the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) historical evolution and examines the key challenges faced by the organization as it moves into the twenty-first century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203928394
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/8/2008
  • Series: Global Institutions Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 184
  • File size: 810 KB

Meet the Author

Gil Loescher is Visiting Professor, Refugee Studies Centre, and Senior Research Associate, Centre for International Studies at the University of Oxford, and Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. He is the author of several books on refugees and international relations, including The UNHCR and World Politics.

Alexander Betts is Hedley Bull Research Fellow in International Relations at the University of Oxford, where he is Director of the MacArthur Foundation-funded Global Migration Governance project. He has worked at UNHCR headquarters and is author of the forthcoming book North-South Impasse: the International Politics of Refugee Protection.

James Milner is Postdoctoral Fellow at the Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, and will be Assistant Professor of Political Science, Carleton University, from summer 2008. He has worked with UNHCR in headquarters and the field, and is the author of the forthcoming book Refugees, the State and the Politics of Asylum in Africa.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: Historical Overview and Emergences of Key Issues 1. The Origins of International Concern for Refugees 2. UNHCR and the Cold War: 1950-1990 3. UNHCR since the end of the Cold War Part 2: Key challenges and issues facing UNHCR 4. The Key Challenges of Mandate, Funding and Protection 5. The key issues of protracted refugee situations, IDPs and asylum 6. The Future of UNHCR in the 21st Century Conclusion

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