ISBN-10:
0739112341
ISBN-13:
9780739112342
Pub. Date:
08/04/2006
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Forced to Flee: Human Rights and Human Wrongs in Refugee Homelands

Forced to Flee: Human Rights and Human Wrongs in Refugee Homelands

by Peter W. Van Arsdale
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Overview

'The Modern Refugee Era' began with the end of World War II. An extensive literature has been created on the issue of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons during this period. While much of this has focused on refugee 'flight' and 'post-flight,' Forced to Flee uniquely looks at the 'pre-flight' environment and the factors contributing to human rights violations therein. It is due to these abuses that many people flee their homelands. Author Peter W. Van Arsdale presents first-hand fieldwork conducted over a 30-year span in six refugee homelands ranging from Sudan to Bosnia. This expert research bridges the emergent refugee and human rights regimes, while addressing theories of obligation, justice, and structural inequality. Van Arsdale also deftly tackles the difficult ideas of compassion, suffering, and evil, and introduces the concept of 'pragmatic humanitarianism.' Forced to Flee is a comprehensive study that should be of great interest to scholars and practitioners of anthropology, sociology, social work, political science, and environmental studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739112342
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 08/04/2006
Series: Program in Migration and Refugee Studies Series
Edition description: ANN
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,145,747
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Peter W. Van Arsdale is senior lecturer at the Graduate School of International Studies and faculty advisor at the Center On Rights Development at the University of Denver.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Ideas that Work Chapter 2 Papua and the Issue of Enclave Development Chapter 3 Ethiopia and the Issue of Terror Chapter 4 Bosnia and the Issue of Concentration Camps Chapter 5 El Salvador and the Issue of Disappearance Chapter 6 Sudan and the Issue of Genocide Chapter 7 Palestine and the Issue of Internal Displacement Chapter 8 Conclusion: Interventions that Work

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