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Refugee and Mixed Migration Flows

Managing a Looming Humanitarian and Economic Crisis


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Bimal Ghosh
    Pages 1-6
  3. The European Refugee and Mixed Migration Crisis in a Global Context

  4. Challenges Across Regions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
  5. How to Manage the Crisis and Avoid Its Recrudescence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 235-266

About this book


This book provides an insightful analysis of the looming refugee and mixed migration crisis in the context of four major, contemporary flows: two in west and east Europe, and one each in the Americas and Asia.  The analysis, in each case, is followed by a judicious identification of the key issues involved and the presentation of a set of proposed policy responses to them. The discussion is then placed in a global setting and dovetailed with the recently launched United Nations initiative to adopt global compacts on refugees and migrants.  The author brings to this book, the first of its kind, his vast experience of advising, and actively engaging with, many of the principal international organisations concerned with refugee and migration issues.    

This book will be of interest to researchers, students, NGOs, professional bodies, national ministries, international organisations and rights groups in the fields of economics, public finance, political economy, human rights and refugee law, and international relations and demography.


Human displacement Persecution European refugee and migration crisis European Union borders Marshall Plan EU-Turkey deal Valletta Action Plan National sovereignty Asylum seeking Human and refugee laws Anti-refugee sentiment Economic effects of migration Economic gains and humanitarian efforts European Commission's response to migration inflows Economic impact of terrorist attacks Western economic sanctions Child migrants

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate Institute of International and Development StudiesGenevaSwitzerland

About the authors

Bimal Ghosh is Senior Fellow at the Graduate School of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland, and Emeritus Professor at Colombia Graduate School of Public Administration, Bogota, Colombia. Previously a senior director in the United Nations, he directed the multi-year, global project on migration management, led several international missions, and served as an adviser/consultant to global commissions/conferences and various international organisations on migration, development and human rights issues. Ghosh has published numerous books and journals articles, and is acclaimed for his seminal contributions on migration management and refugee integration and is a recipient of prestigious national honours for his work.

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