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No Refuge: Ethics and the Global Refugee Crisis

Serena Parekh


This book confronts the ethical dimension of the global refugee crisis. When most people think of the global refugee crisis, they think of Syrians crossing the Mediterranean in flimsy boats into Europe or caravans of Central Americans arriving at the US border. Yet behind these images there is a second crisis: refuge itself has all but evaporated for millions of people fleeing persecution and violence. Refugees have only three real options—squalid refugee camps, urban slums, or dangerous journeys to seek asylum—and none of these provide access to the minimum conditions of human dignity. No Ref ... More

Keywords: Key words: refugee crisis, refugee camp, urban refugee, deterrence policy, structural injustice, Iris Young, forced displacement, refugee, asylum seeker, dignity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780197507995
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197507995.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Serena Parekh, author
Director of Politics, Philosophy and Economics Program; Associate Professor of Philosophy, Northeastern University