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Description - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) by Alexander Betts

This revised and expanded second edition of The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) continues to offer a concise and comprehensive introduction to both the world of refugees and the organizations that protect and assist them. This updated edition also includes: up to date coverage of the UNHCR's most recent history and policy developments evaluation of new thinking on issues such as working in UN integrated operations and within the UN peacebuilding commission assessment of the UNHCR's record of working for IDP's (internally displaced persons) discussion of the politics of protection and its implications for the work of the UNHCR outline of the new challenges for the agency including environmental refugees, victims of natural disasters and survival migrants. Written by experts in the field, this is one of the very few books to trace 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415782821
ISBN-10: 0415782821
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Nov-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alexander Betts

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 currently Assistant Professor at Carleton University's Department of Political Science, having been aaSSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Munk Centre for InternationalaStudies, University of Toronto, and a Trudeau Scholar at the University of Oxford.

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