Refugees in international relations

Refugees lie at the heart of world politics and yet scholars of international relations have generally bypassed the study of refugees, and forced migration studies has generally bypassed insights from international relations.

This project attempts to bridge the divide, exploring a range of ways in which refugee protection and other aspects of forced migration interact with world politics.

The project divides into a number of sub-themes:

  • International cooperation and burden-sharing
  • UNHCR and institutional change 
  • Implementation in world politics
Researchers
Alexander Betts
Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs
Gil Loescher
Visiting Professor, Refugee Studies Centre
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