1st Edition

Palestinian Refugee Repatriation Global Perspectives

Edited By Michael Dumper Copyright 2007
    352 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The repatriation of Palestinians is a highly topical issue, and a critical component of any future peace process for Israel/Palestine. Until now, the mechanics of repatriation have not been dealt with in detail. This book explores the notion that the Palestinian refugee case is exceptional through the comparative study of refugee repatriation, and by asking:

    *to what extent can the Palestinian case be said to be unique?
    *where are the divergences, the overlaps and points of similarity with other refugee situations?
    *what lessons can be drawn from these comparisons?
    *how can these lessons inform refugee organizations, the donor community and policy makers?

    The expert contributors examine the contextual and methodological field, reviewing the trends in forced migration and refugee studies as well as studying the historical and political background of UNHCR and the negotiations around the Palestinian refugee issue. Taking a comparative approach the book incorporates case studies of specific refugee situations from around the world, revealing key issues in the formulation of repatriation programmes and highlighting lessons to be learnt.

    Palestinian Refugee Repatriation in Global Perspective Michael Dumper  List of Tables  Introduction  1. The Comparative Study of Refugee Repatriation Programmes and the Palestinian Case Mick Dumper  Section A: Trends and Patterns in Refugee Repatriation: Overview and the Palestinian Case  2. The Return of Refugees: Retrospect and Prospect Richard Black  3. UNHCR and Repatriation Patricia Weiss Fagen  4. Perspectives on Palestinian Repatriation Rex Brynen  5. The Palestinian 1948 Refugees – Models of Allowed and Refused Return Menachem Klein  Section B: Case Studies  6. Sustainable Returns"? State, Politics and Mobile Livelihoods Finn Stepputat  7. What Does ‘Adequate Assistance’ Mean in the Context of Promoting Viable Return and Appropriate Compensation: Lessons from the Horn of Africa Laura Hammond  8. Linking Return and Reintegration to Complex Forced Migration
    Emergencies: Diversities of Conflict, Patterns of Displacement and Humanitarian
    Responses - A Comparative Analysis Christopher McDowell and Nicholas Van Hear   9. Refugee Return in Bosnia and Herzegovina Paul Prettitore  10. Re-approaching Voluntary Repatriation within a Reconciliation Framework: A Proposal Drawn from the Cambodian Return Process Ana García Rodicio  11. UNHCR Under Duress: The Reducing Power of UNHCR to Influence Outcomes for Afghan Refugees Peter Marsden  12. Politically Preferred Solutions and Refugee Choices: Applying the Lessons of Iraq to Palestine Michael Kagan  Section C: Lessons Learnt  13. Palestinian Return Migration: Lessons from the International Refugee Regime Sari Hanafi  14. Palestinian Refugee Repatriation in Global Perspective Mick Dumper  Appendix 1: List of Papers presented at Exeter workshop  Appendix 2 List of Participants of Exeter workshop  Appendix 3: Estimated Palestinian refugee population (Badil table)  Bibliography (composite)  Index


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