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Governing Refugees: Justice, Order and Legal Pluralism in the Refugee Camp


ISBN13: 9781138956315
Published: August 2015
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2014)
Price: £29.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780415834001



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Refugee camps are imbued in the public imagination with assumptions of anarchy, danger and refugee passivity. Governing Refugees: Justice, Order and Legal Pluralism challenges such assumptions, arguing that refugee camps should be recognized as spaces where social capital can not only survive, but thrive.

This book examines camp management and the administration of justice in refugee camps on the Thailand-Burma border. Emphasising the work of refugees themselves in coping with and adapting to encampment, it considers themes of agency, sovereignty and legal pluralism in an analysis of local governance and the production of order beyond the state.

Governing Refugees will appeal to anyone with relevant interests in law, anthropology and criminology, as well as those working in the area of refugee studies.

Subjects:
Public International Law, Immigration, Asylum, Refugee and Nationality Law
Contents:
Chapter 1. Governing Refugees
Chapter 2. The Karen In Burma: Conflict And Displacement
Chapter 3. The Camp Community
Chapter 4. The Governance Palimpsest: Order Maintenance In Eastern Burma
Chapter 5. Sovereigns And Denizens: Camp Governance And ‘The Refugee’
Chapter 6. The Struggle For Ownership Of Justice
Chapter 7. Enacting Interlegality: Human Rights And Local Justice
Chapter 8. Beyond Encampment