Refugees, the State and the Politics of Asylum in Africa

Hardcover | November 6, 2009

byJ. Milner

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How do African states respond to the mass arrival and prolonged presence of refugees? This book answers this question by drawing on recent case studies and examining the politics behind refugee policy in Africa. The implications of this approach are important not only for the study of asylum in Africa, but also for the future of refugee protection.

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How do African states respond to the mass arrival and prolonged presence of refugees? This book answers this question by drawing on recent case studies and examining the politics behind refugee policy in Africa. The implications of this approach are important not only for the study of asylum in Africa, but also for the future of refuge...

JAMES H. S. MILNER is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Carleton University, Canada. He is co-author of UNHCR: The Politics and Practice of Refugee Protection into the Twenty-First Century and co-editor of Protracted Refugee Situations: Political, Human Rights and Security Implications. He has worked with the UN’s refugee ag...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:November 6, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230215041

ISBN - 13:9780230215047

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Table of Contents

Understanding the State and Asylum in Africa
A History of Asylum in Africa
The Principle and Practice of ‘Burden Sharing’ in Africa
Host State Security and Refugee Movements in Africa
Kenya
Tanzania
Guinea
The Politics of Asylum in Africa