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Refugees: A Human Problem in a World of States

Claudena M. Skran

in Refugees in Inter-War Europe

Published in print February 1995 | ISBN: 9780198273929
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191684081 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273929.003.0001
Refugees: A Human Problem in a World of States

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This book examines the refugee phenomenon, specifically refugees in inter-war Europe, and international responses to that phenomenon. It reveals that refugees constitute both humanitarian as well as political problems on an immense scale. The causes and consequences behind the refugee movements throughout the century constitute the main concern of the book. The book argues that international efforts of the inter-war period composed an international regime which had and still does have impact on the refugee policies. As stated in the chapter, the book tries to contribute to refugee studies by adding to the understanding of contemporary refugee problems.

Keywords: refugee phenomenon; international responses; refugees; humanitarian; political problems; refugee movements; inter-war period; refugee studies; refugee problems

Chapter.  3865 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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