The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies

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Refugee and Forced Migration Studies has grown from being a concern of a relatively small number of scholars and policy researchers in the 1980s to a global field of interest with thousands of students worldwide studying displacement either from traditional disciplinary perspectives or as a core component of newer programmes across the Humanities and Social and Political Sciences. Today the field encompasses both rigorous academic research which may or may not
ultimately inform policy and practice, as well as action-research focused on advocating in favour of refugees' needs and rights.

This authoritative Handbook critically evaluates the birth and development of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, and analyses the key contemporary and future challenges faced by academics and practitioners working with and for forcibly displaced populations around the world. The 52 state-of-the-art chapters, written by leading academics, practitioners, and policymakers working in universities, research centres, think tanks, NGOs and international organizations, provide a
comprehensive and cutting-edge overview of the key intellectual, political, social and institutional challenges arising from mass displacement in the world today. The chapters vividly illustrate the vibrant and engaging debates that characterize this rapidly expanding field of research and practice.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 776 pages
  • 181 x 252 x 50mm | 1,508g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0199652430
  • 9780199652433
  • 786,838

Table of contents

PART I: APPROACHES: OLD AND NEW; PART II: SHIFTING SPACES AND SCENARIOS OF DISPLACEMENT; PART III: LEGAL AND INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSES TO FORCED MIGRATION; PART IV: ROOT CAUSES OF DISPLACEMENT; PART V: LIVED EXPERIENCES AND REPRESENTATIONS OF FORCED MIGRATION; PART VI: RETHINKING DURABLE SOLUTIONS; PART VII: REGIONAL STUDIES: CURRENT REALITIES AND FUTURE CHALLENGES
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an excellent initiative, which not only provides a summary of past and present of this stream of research but also sheds light on the emerging debates that will dominate the field in the upcoming years ... This volume fills a gap in the market, as it is a unique effort to offer an evaluation of past, present and future of the refugee and forced migration studies from such broad perspectives. It is an invaluable source for those who are new to refugee and forced migration studies, and it is a useful source for those already in the field who want to refresh their memories and revisit the current debates in a neatly prepared handbook. Bahar Baser, Review of Social Studies
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the Handbook is a well-crafted and highly recommendable resource belonging in the shelves of any academic or policy institution interested, or willing to make a difference, in the ever-expanding world of displacement. * Fethi Keles, Nordic Journal of Migration Research * a wide-ranging and forward-thinking contribution that is the first of its kind in this field, The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies has certainly achieved its goal of providing an accessible, yet academically rigorous resource for practitioners, policy makers, academics, and students working on refugee and forced migration issues. * Julia Pacitto, Univeristy of Oxford, Border Criminologies * an excellent initiative, which not only provides a summary of past and present of this stream of research but also sheds light on the emerging debates that will dominate the field in the upcoming years ... This volume fills a gap in the market, as it is a unique effort to offer an evaluation of past, present and future of the refugee and forced migration studies from such broad perspectives. It is an invaluable source for those who are new to refugee and forced
migration studies, and it is a useful source for those already in the field who want to refresh their memories and revisit the current debates in a neatly prepared handbook. * Bahar Baser, Review of Social Studies * The 53 chapters written by leading subject matter experts offer not only compelling regional case studies and thematic overviews in the different fields, from disability and gender to statelessness, trafficking/ smuggling and IDPs (internally displaced persons), butalso take an in-depth look at solutions and future avenues forresearch. * Patrick Hein, Political Studies Review *
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About Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh is Reader in Human Geography and Co-Director of the Migration Research Unit at the Department of Geography, University College London. Before joining UCL, Elena held positions as Director of the International Summer School of Forced Migration, Lecturer and Senior Research Officer at the University of Oxford. Her research examines the intersections between gender and religion in experiences and representations of and responses to, forced
migration, and she has conducted extensive fieldwork in refugee camps and cities in the Middle East, North Africa, the Caribbean and Europe. Her publications include The Ideal Refugees: Gender, Islam and the Sahrawi Politics of Survival (2014) and South-South Educational Migration, Humanitarianism and
Development: Views from the Caribbean, North Africa and the Middle East (2015). She was awarded the Lisa Gilad Prize in Refugee Studies in 2013, and a Philip Leverhulme Prize in 2015.

Gil Loescher is a long-established expert on international refugee policy. For over 25 years, he was Professor of International Relations at the University of Notre Dame in the United States and was a visiting fellow at Princeton University, LSE, Oxford and the Department of Humanitarian Affairs at the US State Department in Washington, D.C. In recent years he has been Senior Research Fellow, Centre for International Studies, University of Oxford, Senior Fellow for Forced Migration and
International Security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London and a senior researcher at the European Council on Refugees and Exiles. He is Visiting Professor at the Refugee Studies Centre, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.

Gil Loescher is a long-established expert on international refugee policy. For over 25 years, he was Professor of International Relations at the University of Notre Dame in the United States and was a visiting fellow at Princeton University, LSE, Oxford and the Department of Humanitarian Affairs at the US State Department in Washington, D.C. In recent years he has been Senior Research Fellow, Centre for International Studies, University of Oxford, Senior Fellow for Forced Migration and
International Security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London and a senior researcher at the European Council on Refugees and Exiles. He is Visiting Professor at the Refugee Studies

Nando Sigona is Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity at the University of Birmingham. He was previously a Senior Research Officer at the Refugee Studies Centre and Senior Researcher at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford. His research interests include statelessness, diasporas and the state; Romani politics and anti-Gypsyism; illegality and the everyday experiences of undocumented migrant children and
young people; and crisis, governance and the governmentality of forced migration in the EU.
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