The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) : The Politics and Practice of Refugee Protection
UNHCR as an actor in world politics since 1950;
The refugee definition and protection instruments;
Institutional strengths and weaknesses;
Asylum crises in the global North and global South;
Protracted refugee situations and internally displaced persons; and
Key challenges faced by UNHCR for the future.
This third edition has been fully updated to account for recent developments within UNHCR, including structural and management changes and new initiatives, and in the global dynamics of forced migration, such as the crisis in Syria and debates in Europe. It also aims to expand our understanding of the political context within which UNHCR functions. The book seeks to develop an analytical tool-kit for UNHCR to navigate changes in the configuration of global power and to engage with new and emerging actors that have the ability to affect the organization's work.
This book will be of great interest to students, scholars and practitioners of global politics and international relations.
- Hardback | 264 pages
- 140 x 216mm
- 01 Jan 2021
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- New edition
- 3rd New edition
Other books in this series
24 Dec 2008
12 Jan 2012
04 Dec 2013
16 Feb 2017
27 Jan 2011
30 Jul 2008
20 Jan 2011
11 Jun 2009
09 Feb 2013
30 Nov 2006
01 Feb 2015
31 Oct 2016
21 May 2014
About Alexander Betts
Gil Loescher is Visiting Professor in the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford, UK, and Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, USA. He is the author of several books on refugees and international relations, including The UNHCR and World Politics (2001).
James Milner is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University, Canada. He is the author of Refugees, the State and the Politics of Asylum in Africa (2009).