an excellent initiative, which not only provides a summary of past and present of this stream of research but also sheds light on the emerging debates that will dominate the field in the upcoming years ... This volume fills a gap in the market, as it is a unique effort to offer an evaluation of past, present and future of the refugee and forced migration studies from such broad perspectives. It is an invaluable source for those who are new to refugee and forced migration studies, and it is a useful source for those already in the field who want to refresh their memories and revisit the current debates in a neatly prepared handbook. Bahar Baser, Review of Social Studies a wide-ranging and forward-thinking contribution that is the first of its kind in this field, The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies has certainly achieved its goal of providing an accessible, yet academically rigorous resource for practitioners, policy makers, academics, and students working on refugee and forced migration issues. Julia Pacitto, Univeristy of Oxford, Border Criminologies
Refugee and Forced Migration Studies has grown from being a concern of a relatively small number of scholars and policy researchers in the 1980s to a global field of interest with thousands of students worldwide studying displacement either from traditional disciplinary perspectives or as a core component of newer programmes across the Humanities and Social and Political Sciences. Today the field encompasses both rigorous academic research which may or may notultimately inform policy and practice, as well as action-research focused on advocating in favour of refugees needs and rights.This authoritative Handbook critically evaluates the birth and development of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, and analyses the key contemporary and future challenges faced by academics and practitioners working with and for forcibly displaced populations around the world. The 52 state-of-the-art chapters, written by leading academics, practitioners, and policymakers working in universities, research centres, think tanks, NGOs and international organizations, provide acomprehensive and cutting-edge overview of the key intellectual, political, social and institutional challenges arising from mass displacement in the world today. The chapters vividly illustrate the vibrant and engaging debates that characterize this rapidly expanding field of research and practice.