Refuge: Rethinking Refugee Policy in a Changing World by Paul CollierRefuge: Rethinking Refugee Policy in a Changing World by Paul Collier

Refuge: Rethinking Refugee Policy in a Changing World

byPaul Collier, Alexander Betts

Hardcover | August 15, 2017

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A stirring and illuminating call to arms to transform how refugees are treated.Global refugee numbers are at their highest levels since the end of World War II, but the system in place to deal with them, based upon a humanitarian list of imagined "basic needs," has changed little. In Refuge, Paul Collier and Alexander Betts argue that the system fails to provide acomprehensive solution to the fundamental problem, which is how to reintegrate displaced people into society. Western countries deliver food, clothing, and shelter to refugee camps, but these sites, usually located in remote border locations, can make things worse. The numbers are stark: the averagelength of stay in a refugee camp worldwide is 17 years. Into this situation comes the Syria crisis, which has dislocated countless families, bringing them to face an impossible choice: huddle in dangerous urban desolation, rot in dilapidated camps, or flee across the Mediterranean to increasinglyunwelcoming governments.Refuge seeks to restore moral purpose and clarity to refugee policy. Rather than assuming indefinite dependency, Collier-author of The Bottom Billion-and his Oxford colleague Betts propose a humanitarian approach integrated with a new economic agenda that begins with jobs, restores autonomy, andrebuilds people's ability to help themselves and their societies. Timely and urgent, the book goes beyond decrying scenes of desperation to declare what so many people, policymakers and public alike, are anxious to hear: that a long-term solution really is within reach.
Paul Collier is Professor of Economics at St. Antony's College, Oxford. His book The Bottom Billion has won the Lionel Gelber Prize, the Arthur Ross Prize awarded by the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Corine Prize. Alexander Betts is the Leopold W. Muller Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs at the Universit...
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Title:Refuge: Rethinking Refugee Policy in a Changing WorldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:August 15, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190659157

ISBN - 13:9780190659158

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