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  • Published: 16 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9780141984704
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $22.99

Refuge




An eye-opening account of the migrant crisis which shows why our global refugee regime is broken and how it can be fixed.

Europe is facing its greatest refugee crisis since the Second World War, yet the institutions responding to it remain virtually unchanged from those created in the post-war era. Going beyond the scenes of desperation which have become all-too-familiar in the past few years, Alexander Betts and Paul Collier show that this crisis offers an opportunity for reform if international policy-makers focus on delivering humane, effective and sustainable outcomes - both for Europe and for countries that border conflict zones. Refugees need more than simply food, tents and blankets, and research demonstrates that they can offer tangible economic benefits to their adopted countries if given the right to work and education. Refuge sets out an alternative vision that can empower refugees to help themselves, contribute to their host societies, and even rebuild their countries of origin.

  • Pub date: 16 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9780141984704
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Authors

Paul Collier

Paul Collier is a professor of economics at Oxford University. The author of Wars, Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places and The Bottom Billion, which won the 2008 Lionel Gelber Prize for the world's best book on international affairs, he has lectured widely on the subjects of economics and international relations.


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