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Displacement Risks in Africa
edited by Itaru Ota & Gebre Yntiso

  • Focuses on the forgotten displaced peoples of a forgotten continent

  • Powerful insights into the causes and effects of displacement

As the plight of refugees around the world looms large as one of the central problems facing the international political community at the beginning of the 21st century, the situations facing displaced persons in Africa are both acute manifestations of this global trend, and unique in their their particulars. As the powerful nations of the world are mobilized to tackle domestic conflicts and their ensuing refugee problems in the Balkans, the Middle East, South-East Asia and elsewhere, African societies have typically been abandoned by the international community to resolving their own conflicts through their own means.

The authors of this volume examine both causes and effects of displacement in terms of both local and global politics, environmental risks, socio-economic costs, policy and identity issues etc. Combined, these papers provide a powerful if not comprehensive overview of the variety and complexity of circumstances concerning displaced persons.

Published by TransPacific Press, with Kyoto University Press
Publ. 2005, 394 pp.
ISBN 1 920901 08 6, hardback, 48.00