Refugees and the Transformation of Societies: Agency, Policies, Ethics, and Politics

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Philomena Essed, Georg Frerks, Joke Schrijvers
Berghahn Books, 2004 - Political Science - 237 pages
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The refusal or reception of refugees has had serious implications for the social policies and social realities of numerous countries in east and west. Exploring experiences, interpretations and practices of 'refugees, ' 'the internally displaced' and 'returnees' in or emerging from societies in violent conflict, this volume challenges prevailing orthodoxies and encourages new developments in refugee studies. It also addresses the ethics and politics of interventions by professionals and policy makers, using case studies of refugees from or in South Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and the Americas. These illustrate the dynamic nature of situations where refugees, policy- makers and practitioners interact in trying to construct new livelihoods in transforming societies.

Without a proper understanding of this dynamic nature, so the volume argues overall, it is not possible to develop successful strategies for the accommodation and integration of refugees.

 

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Contents

Eritrean Refugees
19
Angolan Refugees or Migrating Villagers?
31
Space and Movement in the Sri Lankan Conflict
42
Human Rights Ethics
53
Displacement and Gender
69
Female Camp Inhabitants in Bihar
81
Refugee Camp
94
Iranian Women
106
A Community Empowered? The Bosnia Project in the U
121
The Case of Guatemala
135
Womens Ambivalent
151
Refugees between Relief and Development
167
Supporting Internal
190
Bibliography
201
Notes on Contributors
215
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Philomena Essed is Senior Researcher, University of Amsterdam and Visiting Professor of Women's Studies, University of California, Irvine.

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