Handbook on Forced Migration


Handbook on Forced Migration

9781839104961 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Karen Jacobsen, Henry J. Leir Professor in Global Migration, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, US and Nassim Majidi, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Samuel Hall, Kenya and Research Associate, Tufts University, US; Wits University, South Africa and Université Houphouët Boigny, Côte d’Ivoire
Publication Date: October 2023 ISBN: 978 1 83910 496 1 Extent: c 480 pp
Forced migration in the 21st century is inextricably linked to three global developments: climate change, rapid urbanization and the lack of solutions faced by millions of forcibly displaced people. By adding a focus on the disciplines of history and philosophy, this erudite Handbook challenges narratives on forced migration and explains these contemporary challenges in a unique light.

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Forced migration in the 21st century is closely linked to three global developments: climate change, rapid urbanization and the lack of solutions faced by millions of displaced people. The Handbook on Forced Migration brings a critical lens to the study of these issues. By adding the often overlooked disciplines of history and philosophy, this Handbook challenges narratives on forced migration, explains contemporary challenges, and provides a call for action.

Each section of the Handbook presents diverse perspectives and a range of case studies on the interaction between forced migration and climate change, urbanization and solutions. The Introduction challenges different forced migration narratives, and the Conclusion makes new arguments for standards in forced migration research. A final chapter explores potential problems for forced migrants around digital technology,

This fascinating Handbook will be an important read for human rights, humanitarian and development practitioners, and for urban studies and migration scholars and students. The research-centred approach will benefit academics and policymakers undertaking new investigations.
Critical Acclaim
‘As global displacement is seen to be ever increasing in scale and complexity, this collection of perspectives – from a truly remarkable group of contributors – is essential reading for anyone that seeks to more fully understand this enduring phenomenon.’
– James Milner, Carleton University, Canada

‘The Handbook on Forced Migration provides a wide-ranging and iconoclastic set of reflections on forced migration across disciplinary perspectives. The first-rate and diverse set of contributors prove excellent guides through the thicket of this fundamental issue of our time.’
– Matthew J. Gibney, University of Oxford, UK

‘The Handbook on Forced Migration is a unique resource blending the perspectives of migrants, practitioners, and many of the leading lights and rising stars of academic research. Jacobsen and Majidi have curated an excellent introduction to many of the most vexing issues in the field.’
– David Scott FitzGerald, University of California San Diego, US

‘With a focus on climate change displacement, urban areas, and solutions to displacement and through a lens that braids history and philosophy, this insightful examination of forced migration is novel, timely, and needed—highly recommended for anyone concerned with knowledge production in migration research and with today’s policy approaches.’
– Cecilia Menjívar, University of California, Los Angeles, US
Contributors include: Adriana Abdenur, Luigi Achili, Jill Alpes, Dyfed Aubry, Saida Azimi, Oliver Bakewell, Juhi Bansal, Zabihullah Barakzai, Seyla Benhabib, Joel Boutroue, Tanella Boni, Firat Bozcali, Alison Brown, Cathrine Brun, Katrina Burgess, Dale Buscher, John Cerone, Dawn Chatty, Michael Cohen, Jeff Crisp, Deena Dajani, Richard Danziger, Laura Dib-Ayesta, Renata Dubini, Lucy Earle, Evan Easton-Calabria, Jerome Elie, Engida Esayas Dube, Martin Espada, M. Vera Espinoza,Anita Fabos, Azmeary Ferdoush, Maiara Folly, Rebecca Galemba, Patricia Garcia Amado, Peter Gatrell, Tegegne Gebre-Egziabher, Anindita Ghoshal, Anne Hendrixson, Hassan Hersi, Jennifer Hyndman, Olga Ivanova, Karen Jacobsen, Louis Jadotte, Yulia Kabanets, Paul Karanja, Ninette Kelley, Julia Kharasvili, Tony Kushner, Susanne Lachenicht, Kellie Leeson, Sean Loughna, Peter Mackie, Nassim Majidi, Susan Martin, Kavya Michael, Antje Missbach, Carolina Moreno, Barnabas Ticha Muvhuti, Hervé Nicolle, Mwaona Nyirongo, Phil Orchard, Serena Parekh, Gracy Pelacani, Galo Quizanga, Jacques Rancière, Hilde Refstie, Samer Saliba, Eria Serwajja, Deen Sharp, Yousef Shawarbeh, Mimi Sheller, Maha Shyayb, Nicholas Van Hear, Jennifer Ventrella, Christopher Ward, Kim Wilson
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