Forced Migration

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Forced Migration

An Integrative Perspective for the 21st Century

9781035310302 Edward Elgar Publishing
Ludger Pries, Senior Professor of Sociology, Department of Social Science, Ruhr-University Bochum and Rafael Bohlen, PhD Candidate, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, Fellow,Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) and Fulbright Alumni
Publication Date: July 2024 ISBN: 978 1 03531 030 2 Extent: c 256 pp
Building on existing debates in international organizations, policy and academia, this insightful book argues for a broader transnational perspective on the concept of forced migration and its multiple contexts and catalysts. It analyzes the different social groups of forced migrants, treating them neither as passive victims nor as activist heroes, but as social actors under highly constrained conditions.

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Building on existing debates in international organizations, policy and academia, this insightful book argues for a broader transnational perspective on the concept of forced migration and its multiple contexts and catalysts. It analyzes the different social groups of forced migrants, treating them neither as passive victims nor as activist heroes, but as social actors under highly constrained conditions.

Using an interdisciplinary, longitudinal approach to forced migration as a social practice, Ludger Pries and Rafael Bohlen show the multiple causes of the issue, and how the responsibility for refugee protection is usually externalized. They present a fresh life-course perspective on forced migration, exploring the everyday lives and social spaces of those who live with the protracted uncertainty of livelihoods and belonging that it generates. Finally, the book explores a wide range of possible responses to the challenges of forced migration at the policy, organizational, and civil society levels.

Forced Migration is a fascinating and essential reading for social scientists studying and researching migration studies, forced displacement, and human rights. It will also appeal to practitioners, activists, and politicians involved in refugee response and state policy.
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