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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
Alexander BettsProfessor of Forced Migration and International Affairs and and Director, Refugee Studies Centre