The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies

Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Gil Loescher, Katy Long, Nando Sigona, Michael N Barnett

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Refugee and Forced Migration Studies has grown from being a concern of a relatively small number of scholars and policy researchers in the 1980s to a global field of interest with thousands of students worldwide studying displacement either from traditional disciplinary perspectives or as a core component of newer programmes across the Humanities and Social and Political Sciences. Today the field encompasses both rigorous academic research which may or may not ultimately inform policy and practice, as well as action-research focused on advocating in favour of refugees' needs and rights. This authoritative Handbook critically evaluates the birth and development of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, and analyses the key contemporary and future challenges faced by academics and practitioners working with and for forcibly displaced populations around the world. The 52 state-of-the-art chapters, written by leading academics, practitioners, and policy makers working in universities, research centres, think tanks, NGOs and international organizations, provide a comprehensive and cutting-edge overview of the key intellectual, political, social and institutional challenges arising from mass displacement in the world today. The chapters vividly illustrate the vibrant and engaging debates that characterise this rapidly expanding field of research and practice.Readership: Students and scholars of international relations, refugee studies, and migration studies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford, United Kingdom
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)0199652430
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Forced migration
  • Refugees
  • alchemical humanitarianism
  • emergency humanitarianism
  • first world
  • for refugees
  • forced migration
  • humanitarianism
  • natural disasters
  • refugees
  • united nations high commissioner
  • war


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