Refugees and migration are not a new story in the history of humankind, but in the last few years, against a backdrop of huge numbers of migrants, especially from war-torn countries, they have again been a topic of intensive and contentious discussion in politics, the media and scientific publications. Two United Nations framework declarations on the sustainable development goals and on refugees and migrants adopted in 2016 have prompted the editors - who have a background in international criminology - to invite 60 contributors from different countries to contribute their expertise on civic education aspects of the refugee and migrant crisis in the Global North and South. Comprising 35 articles, this book presents an overview of the interdisciplinary issues involved in irregular migration around the world. It is intended for educationists, educators, diplomats, those working in mass media, decision-makers, criminologists and other specialists faced with questions involving refugees and migrants as well as those interested in improving the prospects of orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration in the context of promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development. Rather than a timeline for migration policies based on "now", with states focusing on "stopping migration now", "sending back migrants now" or "bringing in technicians or low-skilled migrant workers now", there should be a long-term strategy for multicultural integration and economic assimilation. This book, prefaced by François Crépeau, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, and William Lacy Swing, Director-General of the International Organization for Migration, addresses the question of the rights and responsibilities involved in migration from the academic and practical perspectives of experts in the field of social sciences and welfare, and charts the way forward to 2030 and beyond, and also beyond the paradigm of political correctness. .
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Part I - The Background of the "Refugee Problem": History, Present and Future in the Light of Research - The Role of the Media: Demography, Migration and the European Welfare State by Walter Baar Immigration of Refugees into North-West Europe: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom by Rita Haverkamp Law and (B)Order: Will Border Fence and Transit Zones Stop the Asylum Seekers Wave on the Balkan Route? by Szilveszter Póczik and Eszter Sárik Who Can Claim Protection as a Refugee? A Sociological Critique of the Distinction Between Refugees and Migrants by Albert Scherr Refugees and Migrants in the Media: The Black Hole by Thomas Hestermann Media Reporting on Refugees and Related Public Opinion in Serbia by Aleksandra Ilić Part II - The Two Sides of One Coin: Integration of Refugees/Migrants in Host Countries: Norms, Values and Education: How Different Are Immigrant Youth from Native Youth? Insights from the Third International Self-Report Delinquency Study (ISRD3) by Ineke Haen Marshall and Chris E. Marshall Refugee Access to Tertiary Education by Michael Platzer On the Importance of Preschool Civic Education for the Global Culture of Lawfulness by Sławomir Redo "Living with and Learning from Refugees". Schools in Vienna Dealing with Global Challenges by Andrea Lehner-Hartmann and Viera Pirker Teaching about Migrants and Refugees of West African Countries: UNESCO's Experience and Recommendations for Educationists and Educators by Akemi Yonemura Democracy or Sharia? Political Attitudes among Refugees in Berlin in Summer 2016 by Ronald Freytag, Justin Reichelt and Vaishnavi Upadrasta Migration in Germany. An International Comparison - On the Psychotraumatic Stress among Refugees by Helmut Kury, John P.J. Dussich and Maximilian Wertz Psychological and Organizational Aspects of Migration of a Special Group of Refugees - The Example of the Special Quota Project Baden-Württemberg with Yazidi Women and Children in Freiburg by Jennifer Hillebrecht, Tina Zeiss and Jürgen Bengel Labour Market Access and Labour Opportunities for Refugees. Examples from Freiburg by Jasmin Ateia, Philip Bona and Stephan Schmieglitz A Culture of Welcome - Challenges and Experiences in the City of Freiburg/Germany by Hans Steiner and Antje Reinhard Wounded and Uprooted: Seeking Refuge in the Land of Others by Steve S. Olweean Generalized Trust and Attitudes towards Refugees in Portugal and Spain by Alfonso Serrano-Maillo Part III - Meeting the Challenges for a Global Civic Education: Country Studies with Practical Experiences: Refugees in the United States of America from a Victimological Perspective by John P.J. Dussich It's Just Europe's Turn: EU's and Greece's Response to the Current Refugee and Migration Flows by Anastasia Chalkia and Anastasios Giouzepas Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Central-European Countries - Reality, Politics and the Creation of Fear in Societies by Witold Klaus, Miklós Lévay, Irena Rzeplińska and Miroslav Scheinost Migration Issues in Slovenia: Beyond the Rhetoric of University-level Criminology and Crime Prevention Education for Sustainable Development by Gorazd Meško, Rok Hacin, Urška Pirnat and Katja Eman Crossing the Boundary: Refugees and (Illegal) Migrants in India - Challenge of Integration by Swati Shirwadkar Regional Governance of Migration in the Southern African Development Community: Migration Regimes and their Implications for the Experience of Refugees and Migrants in South Africa by Tilmann Feltes, Saul Musker and Philine Scholz Fear of Crime and Terrorism among Israeli and Swedish Citizens by Mally Shechory-Bitton and Esther Shachaf Friedman Part IV - Refugees and Social/Criminal Behaviour: More Refugees, More Offenders, More Crime? Critical Comments with Data from Germany by Thomas Feltes, Katrin List and Maximilian Bertamini Risk Factors for Violence against Refugee Women by Janet P. Stamatel and Chenghui Zhang Refugees and Migrants in German Prisons - Outlining Problems and Solutions by Bernadette Schaffer and Joachim Obergfell-Fuchs Part V - Next Steps: Who is a Refugee in the European Union? International and Supranational Aspects of Legal Reform and Integration by Rita Haverkamp United Nations "Earth Jurisprudence", its Golden Rule, the "Refugee Problem" and Urban Safety by Sławomir Redo Addressing the Plight of Immigrants and Refugees: The Role of UNIDO by Jebamalai Vinanchiarachi and Inez Wijngaarde Conflict Management for Refugee Management by Michael Reiss Volunteers and Community Service Members in Support of Refugee Relief Programmes by Wolfgang Roth Migration in the Light of Criminology and Psychology: "Win-win" in Theory and Practice by Magdalena Ickiewicz-Sawicka and Aleksandra Borkowska Citizens of "Homeland Earth". UNESCO on the Road to "Global Citizenship Education": The Refugee Example by Werner Wintersteiner.
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