1st Edition

Refugees in International Politics

By Leon Gordenker Copyright 1987

    Originally published in 1987, Refugees in International Politics explores the nature of forced migration. It sets out systematically the factors that set refugees in motion and explains how and why a flexible network of organizations copes with the inescapable results of their presence. It suggests measures to reduce both the human suffering involved in forced migration and the disturbing effects of international relations.



    Leon Gordenker was Professor Emeritus of Politics at Princeton University, USA.

    ‘Mr. Gordenker’s work is of the greatest importance and could not be more timely…In a fresh and tightly-written style…he addresses the most important questions…why do people move, why have refugees become a permanent feature of the international scene [and] what are the nature and limitations of the international response.’ R. A. Stainsby, International Migration Review

    ‘Professor Leon Gordenker…is uniquely equipped to analyse contemporary refugee situations…’ Alan J. F. Simmance, Refugee Abstracts, Vol. 6, No. 3.

    ‘This book will be a useful introduction to the field for the student of international politics.’ Martin Barber, International Affairs, Vol 64, Issue 4.