The Emergence of Refugees as an Issue in International Politics

Claudena M. Skran

in Refugees in Inter-War Europe

Published in print February 1995 | ISBN: 9780198273929
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191684081 | DOI:
The Emergence of Refugees as an Issue in International Politics

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This chapter initiates with an argument regarding why refugees first emerged as an international issue after the First World War. A large number of refugees were created in the wake of the First World War after the fighting has finished. The main reason behind the refugee problem can be found in the very nature of the international system. The chapter also analyses the immigration restrictions imposed worldwide which were viewed as an obstacle for resolving refugee problems. The chapter also studies the refugee problem in detail and also new hopes for its solution.

Keywords: refugees; international issue; First World War; refugee problem; immigration restrictions

Chapter.  6999 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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