Catching Fire

Catching Fire : Containing Forced Migration in a Volatile World

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Catching Fire provides for the first time an in-depth analysis of political and humanitarian catastrophes in which forced migration characterizes the complexity of both the emergency and the response. The book examines forced migration both within borders and beyond borders, giving attention to the complex combination of circumstances in which refugees often find themselves and the impact of relief more

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  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 476.28g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0739109235
  • 9780739109236

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Catching Fire deals with some of the most difficult cases of forced displacement in the world today. Leading experts outline how these crises came about and why they continue to persist. This book should be recommended reading for policymakers, practitioners, and students of forced migration. -- Professor Gil Loescher, University of Oxford A penetrating analysis of what goes wrong in the national and international response to humanitarian emergencies and how best to remedy problems in the field and at headquarters. It should greatly assist policymakers and practitioners in better understanding the dynamics of forced migration and designing comprehensive approaches to address the plight of the world's millions of forcibly uprooted people. -- Roberta Cohen, codirector of The Brookings Institution; University of Bern Project on Internal Displacement Based on extensive research in six of the world's most complex recent humanitarian emergencies, Catching Fire provides a particularly incisive analysis of the international community's response to the problems of armed conflict and human displacement. -- Dr. Jeff Crisp, Global Commission on International Migration Catching Fire makes clear the terrible burdens posed by forced migration as well as the difficulties responding to forced migration... Will likely prove of most interest to practitioners and theorists concerned with refugees and internally displaced persons... A clear overview of the complexity of the complexity of modern forced migration. -- Benjamin Lieberman H-Genocide, March 2009 A wide-ranging and timely collection of case studies about the international humanitarian system's inadequacies in aiding and protecting the diverse categories of war victims who are forced to move. This book is necessary grounding for future thinking about changing that system. -- Prof. Thomas G. Weiss, Director, Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, The CUNY Graduate Centershow more

About Nicholas Van Hear

Nicholas Van Hear is a senior researcher at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford, prior to which he held research positions at the Refugee Studies Centre in Oxford and at the Danish Institute for International Studies in Copenhagen. Christopher McDowell is a Senior Lecturer in the International Policy Institute at King's College London and Director of the Information Centre about Asylum and Refugees (ICAR).show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Burundi: A Case of Humanitarian Neglect Chapter 3 From Complex Displacement to Fragile Peace in Sri Lanka Chapter 4 Protracted Displacement in Colombia: National and International Responses Chapter 5 Afghanistan's Complex Forced Migration Chapter 6 Georgia's Forced Migrants Chapter 7 Displacement, Return, and Justice in the Creation of Timor Leste Chapter 8 Conclusion: Recasting Societies in Conflictshow more

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