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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)
eISBN 978-0-85745-192-7 eBook
“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.