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Forced Migration and Global Politics

Forced Migration and Global Politics

Alexander Betts

ISBN: 978-1-444-31586-8

Sep 2009, Wiley-Blackwell

224 pages

Description

Using real-world examples and in-depth case studies, Forced Migration and Global Politics systematically applies International Relations theory to explore the international politics of forced migration.
  • Provides an accessible and thought-provoking introduction to the main debates and concepts in international relations and examines their relevance for understanding forced migration
  • Utilizes a wide-range of real-world examples and in-depth case studies, including the harmonization of EU asylum and immigration policy and the securitization of asylum since 9/11
  • Explores the relevance of cutting-edge debates in international relations to forced migration
Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. International Relations Theories

2. Sovereignty and the State System

3. Security

4. International Cooperation

5. Global Governance

6. North–South Relations and the International Political Economy

7. Globalization

8. Regionalism

Bibliography

Index

“It is a superb example of academic erudition at its best. For several decades, students have trawled through international relations theories but how many have applied them to such pressing contemporary global issues? For teachers of forced migration studies, this will be an invaluable resource. Forced Migration and Global Politics should be required reading for undergraduates and postgraduates alike.”  (Journal of Intercultural Studies, 21 February 2013)

 


  • Provides an accessible and thought-provoking introduction to the main debates and concepts in international relations and examines their relevance for understanding forced migration
  • Systematically applies international relations theory to the empirical context of forced migration
  • Utilizes a wide range of real-world examples and in-depth case studies, including the harmonization of EU asylum and immigration policy and the securitization of asylum since 9/11
  • Explores the relevance of cutting-edge debates in international relations to forced migration