Refugee Economies: Forced Displacement and Development

Author:   Alexander Betts (Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs and Director of the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford) ,  Louise Bloom (Research Officer, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford) ,  Josiah Kaplan (Research Associate, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford) ,  Naohiko Omata (Senior Research Officer, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
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9780198795681


Pages:   272
Publication Date:   17 November 2016
Format:   Hardback
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This book explores the economic lives of refugees. It does so through an in-depth study of Uganda's refugee model: unlike other refugee-hosting countries, it allows refugees the right to work and freedom of movement. This unique context offers insights into the ways in which refugees can help themselves and contribute to their host societies when given the opportunity. Through both human stories and one of the first quantitative datasets on the economic lives of refugees, the book shows that refugees have complex and varied economic lives, often being highly entrepreneurial and connected to the global economy. The implications are far-reaching: once we understand refugees' economic lives we can begin to radically rethink refugee assistance in more sustainable ways.

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Author:   Alexander Betts (Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs and Director of the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford) ,  Louise Bloom (Research Officer, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford) ,  Josiah Kaplan (Research Associate, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford) ,  Naohiko Omata (Senior Research Officer, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 16.20cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 24.10cm
Weight:   0.526kg
ISBN:  

9780198795681


ISBN 10:   0198795688
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   17 November 2016
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

1: Introduction 2: The History of Refugees and Development 3: Refugee Economies 4: Research Methodology 5: Urban Areas 6: Protracted Refugee Camps 7: Emergency Refugee Camps 8: The Role of Innovation 9: The Role of Business 10: Conclusion Appendix

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Alexander Betts is Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs and Director of the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford. His research focuses on the politics and economics of refugees. His books include Protection by Persuasion: International Cooperation in the Refugee Regime (Cornell University Press, 2009), Survival Migration: Failed Governance and the Crisis of Displacement (Cornell University Press, 2013), and Mobilising the Diaspora: How Refugees Challenge Authoritarianism (Cambridge University Press, 2016). His writing has appeared in Foreign Affairs, The Guardian, and The New York Times. He has worked for UNHCR and served as an advisor to the World Humanitarian Summit. He is the founder of the Humanitarian Innovation Project and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. Louise Bloom is Research Officer at the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on the 'bottom-up' perspectives of humanitarian innovation, and she has carried out field-work in several countries across East Africa, and also in Jordan, South Africa, India, and the US. She has worked in the International Development and Humanitarian sector with International Non-Government Organisations (INGOs), including Save the Children UK and Oxfam, and in Myanmar and Haiti. Josiah Kaplan is Research Associate at the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford. He is Senior Research advisor for ELRHA, and specialises in applied social research methods for aid and development. He has provided past research and programme support to organisations including Human Rights Watch, Medecins Sans Frontieres, UNICEF, United Nations Department of Peacekeeping (DPKO) Best Practices Unit, and UNDP-Sierra Leone Peace and Development Unit. He completed his DPhil in International Relations and his MPhil in Development Studies at Oxford. Naohiko Omata is Senior Research Officer at the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford. Prior to joining the RSC, Naohiko was Senior Teaching Fellow in Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at University of London. Previously, he has worked as a practitioner and consultant for UNDP, UNHCR, and international and local NGOs in various Sub-Saharan African countries. Based on extensive research in West Africa, Naohiko has published widely on refugee livelihoods, rights and repatriation including articles in the Journal of Refugee Studies and Forced Migration Review. Naohiko received his PhD in Development Studies at SOAS, University of London.

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