There are currently estimated to be over 15 million refugees in the world. Recent conflicts, notably in the former Soviet Union, Liberia and Iraq, have further contributed to a crisis of global proportions. This book provides an academic perspective on the geopolitical, economic and social consequences of forced migration, drawing out key global themes and illustrating them with empirical and comparative material. The book is divided into three sections, dealing in turn with the background to the refugee crisis; its effects in the countries of first asylum, predominantly in the poorer countries of the South; and the new challenges facing governments and migrants in the richer countries of the North. A final chapter assesses prospects for future research on refugees by geographers and social scientists and its rising significance for economic development and social welfare in both rich and poor nations.
Partial table of contents:
Geography and Refugees: Current Issues (R. Black).
RECEPTION, SETTLEMENT, AND REPATRIATION OF REFUGEES IN THE THIRDWORLD.
`Internal Refugees': The Case of the Displaced in Khartoum (J.Bascom).
Mass Flight in the Middle East: Involuntary Migration and the GulfConflict, 1990-91 (N. Van Hear).
REFUGEES AND ASYLUM-SEEKERS IN THE DEVELOPED WORLD.
The `Sweden-wide Strategy' of Refugee Dispersal (T. Hammar).
North and South: Resettling Vietnamese Refugees in Australia andthe UK (V. Robinson).
NEW DIRECTIONS, NEW DEVELOPMENTS.
Repatriation and Information: A Theoretical Model (K. Koser).
Forced Migration and Ethnic Processes in the Former Soviet Union(Z. Zayonchkovskaya, et al.).
Retrospect and Prospect: Where Next for Geography and RefugeeStudies?
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 8th December 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.7
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1