Protracted Displacement in Asia: No Place to Call Home

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Howard Adelman
Ashgate, 2008 - Law - 243 pages
In a protracted displacement situation, refugees are sequestered in camps without right of mobility or employment; their lives remain on hold and stagnate in a state of limbo for a long period. This book reviews the situation and results of research and policies that have left refugees as a forgotten group in protracted situations. The work features case studies by experts who conducted field work examining long-term protracted refugee situations in Nepal, Thailand and Bangladesh, the protracted internally displaced (IDP) situation in Sri Lanka, and the refugee and IDP situation in Afghanistan. Also discussed is an emerging protracted refugee and IDP problem in Iraq. The volume concludes with an analysis of the lessons learned and the applications for policy, and incorporates a valuable bibliography detailing research in this hugely important area. This is a critical resource for academics and policy makers concerned with migration and governance issues.

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Howard Adelman is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at York University, Toronto. Professor Adelman was the founder and director of York University's Centre for Refugee Studies until the end of 1993. He is a leading scholar on refugee matters and is currently Research Professor, Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice & Governance, Griffith University. Professor Adelman has written extensively on the Middle East, humanitarian intervention, membership rights, ethics, early warning and conflict management, refugee repatriation, policy and resettlement.

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