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Today, there are more people uprooted by conflict than at any time since World War II, and persecution and disasters further increase the record numbers of refugees and internally displaced persons. This book takes a new approach to examining the obstacles to resolving forced migration by focusing on the coping and problem-solving abilities of the refugees and other displaced persons themselves. The contributors to this volume bring interdisciplinary perspectives and methodologies from the fields of political science, law, sociology, anthropology, and philosophy to help scholars and practitioners look at the problem of refugee crises in a new light. The chapters draw on original fieldwork, including refugee testimonials, and archival research and cover major displacement situations throughout the world. For example, the contributors examine the long-term plights of the Palestinians and Sahrawi and refugees or internally displaced persons related to the cases of Colombia, Myanmar, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Liberia, Ghana, Haiti, and Nagorno-Karabakh. The findings of this work show that it is important to empower refugees, to tailor solutions to the particular circumstances of a crisis, and to directly involve refugees in conflict resolution processes.
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Introduction: refugees' roles in resolving displacement and building peace / Megan Bradley, James Milner and Blair Peruniak Refugees and resolution processes : disciplinary perspectives Durable solutions and the political action of refugees / Karen Jacobsen Refugees, peacebuilding, and the anthropology of the good / Cindy Horst Displacement resolution and massively shared agency / Blair Peruniak Transformative justice and legal conscientization : refugee participation in peace processes, repatriation, and reconciliation / Anna Purkey Pursing peace and social reconstruction : displaced persons' roles Complex victimhood and social reconstruction after war and displacement / Erin Baines Refugees, peacebuilding and paternalism : lessons from Mozambique / James Milner Displaced persons as symbols of grievance : collective identity, individual rights and durable solutions / Patrik Johansson Seeking "solutions" to displacement within and beyond traditional frameworks Shunning solidarity : durable solutions in a fluid era / Loren B. Landau "Grabbing" solutions : internal displacement and post-disaster land occupations in Haiti / Angela Sherwood From IDPS to victims in Colombia : reflections on durable solutions in the post-conflict setting / Julieta Lemaitre and Kristin Bergtora Sandvik Refugees' roles in resettlement from Uganda and Tanzania : agency, intersectionality and relationships / Christina Clark-Kazak and Marnie Jane Thomson Liberian refugee protest and the meaning of agency / Amanda Coffie From roots to rhizomes : mapping rhizomatic strategies in the Sahrawi and Palestinian protracted refugee situations / Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh Conclusion : where do we go from here? / James Milner, Megan Bradley, and Blair Peruniak.
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Print version: Refugees' roles in resolving displacement and building peace Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, 2019