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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) : the politics and practice of refugee protection into the twenty-first century

Author: Gil Loescher; Alexander Betts; James Milner
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2008.
Series: Global institutions series.
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This volume outlines the 'United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) historical evolution and examines the key challenges faced by the organization as it moves into the twenty-first century. The UNHCR exists to protect refugees fleeing persecution. As refugee movements often trigger concerns over international security and state sovereignty, the organization's work is at the heart of world politics.  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gil Loescher; Alexander Betts; James Milner
ISBN: 0415403472 9780415403474 0415418631 9780415418638 0203928393 9780203928394
OCLC Number: 166379335
Description: xviii, 161 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction Part 1: Historical Overview and Emergences of Key Issues 1. The Origins of International Concern for Refugees 2. UNHCR and the Cold War: 1950-1990 3. UNHCR since the end of the Cold War Part 2: Key challenges and issues facing UNHCR 4. The Key Challenges of Mandate, Funding and Protection 5. The key issues of protracted refugee situations, IDPs and asylum 6. The Future of UNHCR in the 21st Century Conclusion
Series Title: Global institutions series.
Responsibility: Gil Loescher, Alexander Betts, and James Milner.
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Offers an introduction to both the world of refugees and the UN organization that protects and assists them. This work traces the relationship between state interests, global politics, and the work  Read more...

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'an important contribution' Claudia Seymour, School of Oriental and African Studies, UK

 
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