9781137502780

Refugees, Prisoners and Camps A Functional Analysis of the Phenomenon of Encampment

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    9781137502780

  • ISBN10:

    1137502789

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-12-05
  • Publisher: Palgrave Pivot
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Summary

What do refugee and concentration camps, prisons, terrorist and guerrilla training camps and prisoner of war camps have in common? Arguably, they have all followed an 'outsides inside' model, separating those perceived to be 'undesirable' and 'deviant' from that which is considered 'desirable' and 'normal'. With its predominant focus on camps for refugees and internally displaced persons, this work surveys the many categories of camps and similar spaces of confinement and separation from both a functionalist and multidisciplinary perspective. In a study that is replete with historical examples from across the world, Møller explores various substitutes for camps and camp-like arrangements, deportation and surveillance among them, and surveys the ways in which this separation of the 'normative' and 'deviant' has often served the purposes of the powers that be.

Author Biography

Bjørn Møller holds an MA in History and a PhD in Political Science, both from the University of Copenhagen. Since 2011, he has been Professor of International Politics at Aalborg University, in Copenhagen. While this is his fifth book, he also edits and contributes to seven anthologies. His current teaching areas include Global Politics and Refugee Studies, at Aalborg University, and Conflict Studies at the Centre of African Studies, University of Copenhagen.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Methods, Concepts and Theories

2. Punitive and/or Preventative Confinement

3. Concentration Camps and Ghettos

4. Camps for/in War

5. Camps for People in Flight

6. Conclusion

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