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The Migration-Displacement Nexus: Patterns, Processes, and Policies

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Volume 32

Forced Migration

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The Migration-Displacement Nexus

Patterns, Processes, and Policies

Edited by Khalid Koser and Susan Martin

264 pages, 14 figures and tables, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-0-85745-191-0 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (September 2011)

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This volume clearly and persuasively pursues an original analytical concept through a number of well documented case studies.  ·  Jonathan Klaaren, Acting Head of the School of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

[This volume] illustrates the problems and challenges which contemporary displacement and migration pose, in particular how they expose legal, normative and institutional weaknesses and the consequences (in terms of human and broader societal impact) of protection and assistance failure.  ·  Chris McDowell, City University, London


The “migration-displacement nexus” is a new concept intended to capture the complex and dynamic interactions between voluntary and forced migration, both internally and internationally. Besides elaborating a new concept, this volume has three main purposes: the first is to focus empirical attention on previously understudied topics, such as internal trafficking and the displacement of foreign nationals, using case studies including Afghanistan and Iraq; the second is to highlight new challenges, including urban displacement and the effects of climate change; and the third is to explore gaps in current policy responses and elaborate alternatives for the future.

Khalid Koser is Associate Dean and Head of the New Issues in Security Programme at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. He is also Non-Resident Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, Research Associate at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Visiting Fellow at the Lowy Institute in Sydney, and Associate Fellow at Chatham House.Dr Koser is co-editor of the Journal of Refugee Studies and on the editorial board for Global Governance; Ethnic and Racial Studies; Population, Space, and Place; Forced Migration Review; and the Journal of Conflict Transformation and Security.

Susan Martin holds the Donald G. Herzberg Chair in International Migration and serves as the Director of the Institute for the Study of International Migration in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Dr Martin also directs the university’s Program on Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies. Her publications include A Nation of Immigrants, Women, Migration and Conflict: Breaking a Deadly Cycle; The Uprooted: Improving Humanitarian Responses to Forced Migration; and numerous monographs and articles on immigration and refugee policy.

Subject: Refugee & Migration Studies Development Studies


List of Tables
List of Figures


Chapter 1. Introduction
Khalid Koser and Susan Martin

Chapter 2. Conceptualising displacement and migration: Processes, conditions, and categories
Oliver Bakewell

Chapter 3. A unified approach to conceptualising resettlement
Robert Muggah

Chapter 4. When does mobility matter for migrants to Colombo?
Michael Collyer

Chapter 5. Profiling urban IDPs: How IDPs differ from their non-IDP neighbours in three cities
Karen Jacobsen

Chapter 6. Displacement and the state: The case of Iraq
Phil Marfleet

Chapter 7. Between displacement and migration: Neoliberal reform and the residues of war in rural Nicaragua
Sang Lee

Chapter 8. The migration-displacement nexus and security in Afghanistan
Khalid Koser

Chapter 9. The migration-displacement nexus in China
Xiao Junyong

Chapter 10. The extended family as a form of informal protection for people displaced by Operation Restore Order in Zimbabwe
Nedson Pophiwa

Chapter 11. Climate change and human migration
Robert McLeman and Oli Brown

Chapter 12. State and non-state actors in evacuations during the conflict in Lebanon, July-August 2006
Ray Jureidini

Chapter 13. Internal displacement and internal trafficking: Developing a new framework for protection
Susan Martin and Amber Callaway

Chapter 14. The impact of global migration governance on UNHCR
Alexander Betts

Notes on Contributors

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