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The Price of Indifference: Refugees and Humanitarian Action in the New Century

Arthur C. HeltonSenior Fellow for Refugee Studies and Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, USA

ISBN13: 9780199250318
ISBN: 0199250316
Published: July 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
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Refugee policy has failed frequently over the last decade of the 20th century, resulting in instability, terrible hardships and loss of life. This book offers a systematic review of this state of affairs and attempts to re-design policy to give fresh answers to old problems. Specific recommendations are made to re-conceive refugee policy to be more proactive and comprehensive as well as to re-organize how policy is formulated within and among governments.

Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
1. Introduction; 2. Why refugees matter; 3. The last decade's refugee story; 4. Humanitarian action and new complexities in refugee protection: the former Yugoslavia; 5. Surmounting indifference: refugees and the new statecraft; 6. Varieties of refugee concerns: the beginnings of a policy tool box; 7. Imagining better refugee policy; 8. International bureaucracy and the debasement of mercy; 9. Reaction and inattention within the US Government; 10. Achieving comprehensive and proactive refugee policy; Conclusion