BeschreibungSince World War II, refugee organizations have faced a recurrent challenge: the manipulation of refugees by warring parties to further their own aims. Focusing on the geopolitical security environment surrounding militarized camps and the response of humanitarian agencies, the contributors to this volume examine the ways armed groups manipulate refugees and how and why international actors assist their manipulation.
PortraitStephen John Stedman is a senior fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, California, USA, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He recently served as the research director of the United Nations High Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change and as assistant secretary-general and special advisor to the secretary-general of the United Nations. Fred Tanner is deputy director for Academic Affairs at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.
Pressestimmen"the editors offer an informed and articulated set of policy options, underpinned by solid case study evidence. The book will be useful to policy makers in both the security and humanitarian industries, and its practical and clearly written style is recommended for academic audiences." --Karen Jacobsen, Tufts University, The International Journal of African Historical Studies "A commendable examination of the problems of refugee relief, and the abuses that can arise...We need studies like this to remind us of the pitfalls that accompany good intentions and knee-jerk reactions to crises. One hopes that a copy will accompany every relief team that ventures forth." --Sol Schindler, The Washington Times, 9/9/2003 "...the book by Stedman and Tanner is a thorough examination of three of the great refugee movements in recent history: those in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and Rwanda." --Herb Thompson, The American University in Cairo, Journal of Contemporary Asia, 4/1/2004
Untertitel: War, Politics, and the Abuse of Human Suffering. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Brookings Institution
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2003
Seitenanzahl: 202 Seiten