Refugees and Migrants in Law and Policy

Challenges and Opportunities for Global Civic Education

  • Helmut Kury
  • Sławomir Redo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lxxx
  2. The Background of the “Refugee Problem”: History, Present and Future in the Light of Research—The Role of the Media

  3. The Two Sides of One Coin: Integration of Refugees/Migrants in Host Countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Michael Platzer
      Pages 191-205
    3. Ronald Freytag, Justin Reichelt, Vaishnavi Upadrasta
      Pages 295-312
    4. Helmut Kury, John P. J. Dussich, Maximilian Wertz
      Pages 313-354
    5. Jasmin Ateia, Philip Bona, Stephan Schmieglitz
      Pages 367-377
  4. Meeting the Challenges for a Global Civic Education: Country Studies with Practical Experiences

  5. Refugees and Social/Criminal Behaviour

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 597-597
    2. Thomas Feltes, Katrin List, Maximilian Bertamini
      Pages 599-624
    3. Janet P. Stamatel, Chenghui Zhang
      Pages 625-646
    4. Bernadette Schaffer, Joachim Obergfell-Fuchs
      Pages 647-667
  6. Next Steps

  7. Helmut Kury, Sławomir Redo
    Pages 863-913

About this book


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. 


Global citizenship education Lawfulness United Nations Earth jurisprudence Europe Yazidism Crime prevention PTSD Social justice Multiculturalism Migrants Host society Immigrants Refugees post traumatic stress disorder integration civic education asylum seeker Fugitive Syria

Editors and affiliations

  • Helmut Kury
    • 1
  • Sławomir Redo
    • 2
  1. 1. University of FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  2. 2.Vienna Liaison OfficeAcademic Council on the United Nations SystemWienAustria

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