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Global Displacement in the 21st Century - Towards an Ethical Framework

Cole, Phil


Phil Cole
Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations


In this book Phillip Cole calls for a radical review of what international protection looks like and who is entitled to it. The book brings together different issues of forced displacement to provide a systematic overview. It draws attention to groups who are often overlooked when it comes to discussions of international protection, such as the internally displaced, those displaced by climate change, disasters, development infrastructure projects and extreme poverty. The study draws on extensive case studies, such as border practices by European Union states, the United States with regard to its border with Mexico, and the United Kingdom. Cole places the experiences of displaced people at the centre and argues that they should be key political agents in determining policy in this area.


Cole, P. (2022). Global Displacement in the 21st Century - Towards an Ethical Framework. Edinburgh University Press

Book Type Authored Book
Online Publication Date Nov 23, 2022
Publication Date Nov 23, 2022
Deposit Date Dec 6, 2023
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
ISBN 9781474455978
Keywords Displacement, refugees, asylum, human rights, solidarity
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