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The Making of the Modern Refugee

Peter Gatrell


The Making of the Modern Refugee proposes a new approach to a fundamental aspect of twentieth-century history by bringing the causes, consequences and meanings of global population displacement within a single frame. Its broad chronological and geographical coverage, extending from Europe and the Middle East to South Asia, South-East Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, makes it possible to compare crises and how they were addressed. Wars, revolutions and state formation are invoked as the main causal explanations of displacement, and are considered alongside the emergence of a twentieth- ... More

Keywords: refugees, unhcr, league of nations, ngos, humanitarianism, europe, middle east, south asia, south-east asia, sub-saharan africa

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199674169
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674169.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Gatrell, author
Professor of Economic History, University of Manchester