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Author Milner, James (James H. S.)
Title Refugees, the state and the politics of asylum in Africa [electronic resource] / James Milner
Imprint Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan ; Oxford : In association with St. Antony's College, 2009
book jacket
Descript xv, 235 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Series St. Antony's series
St. Antony's series
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Understanding the State and Asylum in Africa -- A History of Asylum in Africa -- The Principle and Practice of 'Burden Sharing' in Africa -- Host State Security and Refugee Movements in Africa -- Kenya -- Tanzania -- Guinea -- The Politics of Asylum in Africa
Electronic reproduction. Basingstoke, England : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Mode of access:World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on Apr. 12, 2010). Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions
How can we understand the plight of refugees in Africa? Why are refugees now spending an average of 17 years in exile? Why have African states required refugees to remain in isolated and insecure camps? Is there a better approach to the needs of refugees in Africa? This book answers these questions by examining the history and politics of asylum in Africa and the response of key African states to the mass arrival and prolonged presence of refugees. By situating the question of refugees within the broader context of African politics, the book outlines the broad range of factors that influence the asylum policies of African states. Building from these lessons, the book outlines the politics of asylumin Africa and proposes a new approach to addressing the needs of the continent's refugees. This approach leads to important lessons not only for the study of asylum in Africa, but also for the future of refugee protection in Africa
Link Original 9780230215047 0230215041 (DLC) 2009044245 (OCoLC)463454328
Subject Refugees -- Government policy -- Africa
Political refugees -- Africa
Asylum, Right of -- Political aspects -- Africa
Electronic books. local
Alt Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
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