Refugees in International Relations

Paperback | December 4, 2010

EditorAlexander Betts, Gil Loescher

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Refugees lie at the heart of world politics. The causes and consequences of, and responses to, human displacement are intertwined with many of the core concerns of International Relations. Yet, scholars of International Relations have generally bypassed the study of refugees, and ForcedMigration Studies has generally bypassed insights from International Relations. This volume therefore represents an attempt to bridge the divide between these disciplines, and to place refugees within the mainstream of International Relations. Drawing together the work and ideas of a combination of the world's leading and emerging International Relations scholars, the volume considers what the disciplines can offer our understanding of the international politics of forced migration. The insights draw from across the theoretical spectrumof IR from realism to critical theory to feminism, covering issues including international cooperation, security, and the international political economy. They engage with some of the most challenging political and practical questions in contemporary forced migration, including peacebuilding,post-conflict reconstruction, and statebuilding. The result is a set of highly original chapters, yielding not only new concepts of wider relevance to IR but also insights for academics, policy-makers, and practitioners working on forced migration in particular and humanitarianism in general.

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Refugees lie at the heart of world politics. The causes and consequences of, and responses to, human displacement are intertwined with many of the core concerns of International Relations. Yet, scholars of International Relations have generally bypassed the study of refugees, and ForcedMigration Studies has generally bypassed insights ...

Alexander Betts is Hedley Bull Research Fellow in International Relations at the University of Oxford, where he is also Director of the MacArthur Foundation-funded Global Migration Governance Project. His research focuses on the international politics of migration and refugee protection, and his recent books include Protection by Pers...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:December 4, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Alexander Betts and Gil Loescher: Introduction: Refugees in IR1. Jack Snyder: Realism, Refugees, and Strategies of Humanitarianism2. Alexander Betts: International Cooperation in the Refugee Regime3. Andrew Hurrell: Refugees, International Society, and Global Order4. Michael Barnett: Humanitarianism, Paternalism, and the UNHCR5. Patricia Owens: Beyond 'Bare Life': Refugees and the 'Right to Have Rights'6. Chris Brown: The Only Thinkable Figure? Ethical and Normative Approaches to Refugees in International Relations7. Jennifer Hyndman: Feminist Geopolitics Meets Refugee Studies8. Sophia Benz and Andreas Hasenclever: 'Global' Governance of Forced Migration9. Adam Roberts: Refugees and Military Intervention10. Anne Hammerstad: UNHCR and the Securitisation of Forced Migration11. James Milner: Refugees, Peacebuilding, and the Regional Dynamics of Conflict12. Dominik Zaum: Post-conflict Statebuilding and Forced Migration13. Sarah Collinson: Forced Migration in the International Political EconomyIndex