The UNHCR and World Politics (häftad)
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2. A.
OUP Oxford
black & white illustrations
234 x 158 x 25 mm
657 g
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49:B&W 6.14 x 9.21 in or 234 x 156 mm (Royal 8vo) Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam
The UNHCR and World Politics (häftad)

The UNHCR and World Politics

A Perilous Path

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This book examines the role of UNHCR in world politics since its founding 50 years ago, its relevance towards reaching solutions to global refugee problems, and its effectiveness as the international community's principal protection mechanism for persecuted populations who have been forced into exile. The author raises questions about the adequacy of the agency's mandate in contemporary world politics and the appropriate role of an intergovernmental agency in
balancing the protection of individual and group rights against the sovereign prerogatives and interests of states. In addition to analyzing the difficulties of resolving past refugee crises, the author offers bold policy recommendations as to how to cope more effectively with future refugee
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International and Comparative Law Quarterly Gill Loescher is overwhelmingly good on the decision-making of past High Commissioners as it relates to the international operations of the UNHCR, and the internal bureaucracy of the UNHCR insofar as this affects its operational capacity. In its detail on those operations Loescher's book does exactly what it says on the tin, and is the superlative modern political history of the UNHCR.

Millennium: Journal of International Studies Aside from being a masterful overview of UNHCR and the evolution of the refugee crisis over the last fifty years, this book is a remarkable example of the blending of disciplinary approaches. I should imagine it will be of particular value to postgraduates and academics in International Relations or Political Science, but will also prove valuable for scholars in related disciplines, including Geography, Sociology and History. It should also be required reading for
every employee of UNHCR. It is well-written, smartly produced and the bibliography and index are valuable props.

Millennium: Journal of International Studies Gil Loescher provides the first systematic analysis of [the] remarkable transformation of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) ... In writing this volume, he has had access to UNHCR documents and staff that I imagine is unique for an academic, and has also interviewed a number of the previous High Commissioners. Still, he has maintained his independence and has produced a balanced analysis that is critical when it is needed.

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1. The UNHCR at 50: State Pressures and Institutional Autonomy; 2. International Recognition of Refugees; 3. The Cold War Origins of the UNHCR under Gerrit Jan van Heuven Goedhart; 4. The Emerging Independence of the UNHCR under Auguste Lindt; 5. 'The Good Offices' and Expansion into Africa under Felix Schnyder; 6. The Global Expansion of the UNHCR under Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan; 7. The New Cold War and the UNCHR under Poul Hartling; 8. The UNHCR's 'New Look', Financial Crisis, and Collapse of Morale under Jean-Pierre Hocke and Thorvald Stoltenberg; 9. The Post-Cold War Era and the UNHCR under Sadako Ogata; 10. Towards the Future: the UNHCR in the Twenty-First Century