The introductory text for those interested in refugee affairs ... Whether for the undergraduate or graduate student, for the lay person or the professional aid worker, this book is always readable. It concisely presents the causes and consequences of refugee movements ... The book is far-reaching in its international examples ... an important book, far-reaching in its implications. * Journal of Refugee Studies * ...a valuable survey of the contemporary legal and international institutional framework...an important book and a valuable resource fort eaching and research. Future students of the subject will start here. * Political Studies * `This is an essential book for scholars, students, and libraries ... The fundamentals are stated in admirably clear prose and based on carefully researched facts ... this is a fine book, at once informative and creative.'
American Political Science Review '... timely book ... Beyond Charity comprehensively charts the trends in the massive displacements of peoples ... comprehensive analysis of refugee problems,'
Angela Penrose. Save the Children Fund. International Relations Vol XII, No 2, Aug '94 `Beyond Charity comprehensively charts the trends in the massive displacements of peoples through the violence and conflict associated with decolonization, national liberation struggles and post-independence civil strife.'
International Relations `Gil Loescher has written a fine book and makes a convincing case for enlightened self-interest in future refugee policy.'
International Affairs `Gil Loescher has written a fine book and makes a convincing case for enlightened self-interest in future refugee policy.'
International Affairs `Beyond Charity contains all the qualities we have come to expect in a book on refugees by Gil Loescher: thorough research, mastery of a broad range of facts ... As a history and analysis of international post-First World War refugee policy, it is unsurpassed. As a guide to future policy it is challenging and controversial. In all, it is one of the most important books ever to appear on the issue of the global refugee problem and responses to it ... He has laid
out more cogently than any other scholar in the field both the evolution of current refugee instruments and their structural weaknesses.'
Journal of International Affairs `excellent new book ... Loescher provides a consistent and convincing political analysis of the historical evolution of the international refugee regime and its contemporary limitations ... Beyond Charity is a valuable addition to the literature on refugees and humanitarian assistance, which will be of particular value to the growing number of academics and students now focusing on these issues ... a coherent examination of the global refugee crisis and a
balanced assessment of the contribution which UNHCR and other humanitarian agencies can make in their efforts to respond.'
Refugee Survey Quarterly `Loescher presents a balanced and well-documented account of the world refugee crisis and the international mechanisms currently in place for dealing with it.'
Foreign Affairs `comprehensive, academic ... astonishing study of the global refugee crisis ... This is one of the first comprehensive overviews of a global crisis which has tended to reveal itself piecemeal'
Sunday Times `Comprehensive ... astonishing study.'
The Sunday Times `an important new book ... enormously detailed.
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