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Author Kushner, Tony (Antony Robin Jeremy)

Title Refugees in an age of genocide : global, national, and local perspectives during the twentieth century / Tony Kuschner and Katharine Knox
Published England ; Portland, OR : F. Cass, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (xxxvii, 505 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents PART 1: The Closing of Asylum, 1900-1932 -- Refugees in the Age of Mass Immigration: From the Late 19th Century to the First World War -- Refugees and the First World War -- Triumphant Anti-Alienism: The Absence of Asylum, 1919-1932 -- PART 2: The Fascist Era, 1933-1945 -- Refugees from the Spanish Civil War -- Refugees from Nazis, 1933-1939 -- Refugees, the Second World War, and the Holocaust -- PART 3: Refugees from the Cold War -- Polish Refugees: Assistance to Wartime Heroes -- Refugees from Hungary: Anti-Communist Fervour Takes Hold -- PART 4: Government Enforced Dispersal During the 1970s and 1980s -- Ugandan Asian Exiles: The Colonial Connection -- Refugees from Chile: A Gesture of International Solidarity -- Refugees from Indo-China: A Media-Driven Resettlement Scheme? -- PART 5: World Asylum Seekers at the End of the Century: Closing the Doors -- The Kurds: A Moment of Humanity in an Era of Restriction? -- Refugees from Former Yugoslavia: The Last 'Programme' Refugees? -- Refugees from the Former Zaire: The Context of Colour -- Conclusion: Asylum, Refugees, and 'Home'
Summary "This book is a pioneer study of the history of global refugee movements over the last century, ranging from east European Jews fleeing Tsarist oppression at the turn of the century to asylum seekers from the former Zaire and Yugoslavia as we approach the millennium. Recognising that the problem of refugees is a universal one for which we are all responsible, this book emphasises the human element which ultimately should be at the forefront of both the study of refugees and responses to them. The importance of the individual, argue Kushner and Knox, must be paramount."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 483-498) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Genocide -- History -- 20th century
Persecution -- History -- 20th century
Political refugees -- History -- 20th century
Refugees -- History -- 20th century
Génocide -- 20e siècle.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
Persécutions -- 20e siècle.
Political refugees.
Réfugiés politiques -- 20e siècle.
Réfugiés -- 20e siècle.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Knox, Katharine, 1972-
ISBN 0203044460