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Series Spotlight: Forced Migration

July 30th is the United Nations’ World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. The UN states that “Every country in the world is affected by human trafficking,” and that designating the day was necessary to “raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights.” Learn more here.

In solidarity with the victims and in honor of this day, we feature our Forced Migration Series, published in association with the Refugees Studies Center at the University of Oxford. This series reflects the multidisciplinary nature of the field of Refugee Studies, including within its scope international law, anthropology, sociology, politics, international relations, geopolitics, social psychology, and economics.

Browse the latest volumes in the series below and receive a 30% discount on all titles purchased through our website with discount code SUMMER20.

Forced Migration

Series Editors:
Tom Scott-SmithRefugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford
Kirsten McConnachieUniversity of East Anglia

Rethinking Refugee Shelter

Edited by Tom Scott-Smith and Mark E. Breeze

“While there has been an exponential growth in the literature on refugees and forced migration over the past decade, the issue of shelter has received very little attention. This volume fills that important gap in an admirable manner.” • Jeff Crisp, University of Oxford

Introduction: Places of Partial Protection: Refugee Shelter since 2015

Power, Politics, and Humanitarian Governance

Edited by Adèle Garnier, Liliana Lyra Jubilut, and Kristin Bergtora Sandvik

“This edited collection promises to become a standard read for anyone interested in the topic of resettlement. The book offers a much-needed critical take on the problematic fusion of (quasi-)humanitarian and control-oriented politics that characterizes today’s global migration and refugee management…. [and] the authors offer a well-informed insight into how resettlement has been conceptualized and reformed in recent decades.” • Martin Geiger, Carleton University

Introduction: Refugee Resettlement as Humanitarian Governance: Power Dynamics


Edited by Susanne Buckley-Zistel and Ulrike Krause

“There is much to commend in this book [that] is rich in both conceptual analysis and ethnographic detail… The collection represents a welcome addition to the literature because of the variety of analytical and disciplinary perspectives it employs to focus on the SGBV (sexual and gender-based violence) experienced by refugees and forced migrants in contexts that have, thus far, received insufficient academic attention.” • Journal of Refugee Studies

Gender, Violence, Refugees. An Introduction

Visit the series page for a full list of volumes.

Related Articles from Berghahn Journals


Migration, Empire, and Liminality: Sex Trade in the Borderlands of Europe
Tracie L. Wilson (Vol. 11, Issue 1)

International Journal of Social Quality

The Theatre of Human Trafficking: A Global Discourse on Lao Stages
Roy Huijsmans (Vol. 1, Issue 2)

Migration and Society

Managing a Multiplicity of Interests: The Case of Irregular Migration from Libya
Melissa Phillips (Vol. 3)

The Position of “the South” and “South-South Migration” in Policy and Programmatic Responses to Different Forms of Migration: An Interview with Francesco Carella
Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Francesco Carella (Vol. 3)

When Transit States Pursue Their Own Agenda: Malaysian and Indonesian Responses to Australia’s Migration and Border Policies
Antje Missbach and Gerhard Hoffstaedter (Vol. 3)

Museum Worlds

Art of Solidarity: Cuban Posters for African Liberation 1967–1989
David Fleming (Vol. 5, Issue 1)

Regions and Cohesion

Deprivation of citizenship, undocumented labor and human trafficking: Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand
Steve Kwok-Leung Chan (Vol. 8, Issue 2)