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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Ouvrage général
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 9780415403481 0415403480
OCLC Number: 166379335
Description: xviii, 161 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
Contents: The origins of international concern for refugees --
UNHCR in the Cold War, 1950-1991 --
UNHCR in the post-Cold War era --
UNHCR as a global institution : structures, relationships and the politics of funding --
Protection, solutions, and UNHCR's core mandate --
Conclusion : towards the future.
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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