The International Organization for Migration

The International Organization for Migration : Challenges and Complexities of a Rising Humanitarian Actor

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There are now more refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) uprooted by conflict than at any time since the genocides in Rwanda and Bosnia in the early 1990s. In addition, hundreds of thousands of people are displaced every year by natural disasters. In International Organization for Migration (IOM) Bradley provides an accessible, incisive introduction to this important but under-examined agency. This book: * Introduces IOM and analyses its origins, evolution and governance structure * Considers the present day operation of IOM, outlining key criticisms and debates surrounding aspects of its organizational behaviour * Sets IOM within the broader context of global governance, evaluating its future prospects * Illustrates each chapter with clear examples drawn from IOM's activities in different field operations. By providing an accessible introduction to IOM and its work in the field of forced migration, alongside rigorous analysis of the organization's evolution, practices, and contemporary challenges, the proposed volume is essential reading for students and scholars of international relations, migration and international more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 138 x 216mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st ed.
  • 1138818968
  • 9781138818965

About Megan Bradley

Megan Bradley is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Development Studies at McGill University (commencing 1 August 2014). She served as a Fellow in the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, where she worked with the Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, and as an Assistant Professor in the Conflict Studies Program at Saint Paul University in Ottawa. She holds a doctorate in international relations from St Antony's College, University of Oxford, as well as an MSc in Forced Migration from the University of Oxford's Refugee Studies Centre. Her publications include Refugee Repatriation: Justice, Responsibility and Redress (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and Forced Migration, Reconciliation and Justice (McGill-Queen's University Press, forthcoming).show more

Table of contents

Introduction 1. From the International Committee for European Migration to the IOM 2. A servant of its masters? Structure and governance of the IOM 3. A humanitarian entrepreneur 4. Contributions, challenges and controversies 5. Conclusion: IOM and the future of the humanitarian sphereshow more