9780198870685

The Wealth of Refugees How Displaced People Can Build Economies

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  • ISBN13:

    9780198870685

  • ISBN10:

    019887068X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2021-06-22
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

We live in an age of displacement. Refugee numbers are increasing due to a proliferation of fragile states, and this problem will be exacerbated by climate change and the impact of COVID-19. And yet, rising populist nationalism has undermined the political willingness of rich countries to accept migrants and asylum seekers. Given these contradictory trends, how can we create sustainable refugee policies that enable displaced people to live in safety and dignity, while operating at scale?

The Wealth of Refugees draws upon a decade of original qualitative and quantitative research to offer practical solutions. Focusing on refugees in camps and cities in Africa, it identifies approaches that can be effective in improving the welfare of refugees, increasing social cohesion between refugees and host communities, and reducing the need for onward migration. The book argues that the key lies in unlocking the potential contributions of refugees themselves. Refugees bring skills, talents, and aspirations and can be a benefit rather than a burden to receiving societies. Realizing this potential relies upon moving beyond a purely humanitarian focus to fully include refugees in host-country economies, build economic opportunities in refugee-hosting regions, and navigate the ambiguous politics of refugee protection.

Author Biography


Alexander Betts is Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs, and William Golding Senior Fellow in Politics at Brasenose College, at the University of Oxford.

Table of Contents


Introduction
Part I: Ethics: What is Right?
1. Sustainable Sanctuaries
Part II: Economics: What Works?
2. Refugee Economies
3. Uganda: 'The Best Place in the World to be a Refugee'?
4. Kalobeyei: An Integrated Settlement Model
5. Dollo Ado: The Private Sector and Border Development
Part III: Politics: How It Happens?
6. Bargains of Inclusion
7. Uganda: A Political History of Refugee Self-Reliance
8. Kenya: How Turkana County Turned Refugees into an Asset
9. Ethiopia: Conditionality and the Right to Work
Part IV: Policy: What Next?
10. Building Refugee Economies
11. Conclusion

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