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Refugees and Forced Migrants in Africa and the EU

Comparative and Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Challenges and Solutions

  • Elisabeth Wacker
  • Ulrich Becker
  • Katharina Crepaz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Historical and Legal Perspectives: Migration and Social Rights in a Globalized Society

  3. Political Perspectives: Migration Governance between Treating Symptoms and Combating Causes

  4. Cultural Perspectives: Dealing with Difference in Urban Environments

  5. Challenging the Deficit Perspective: Benefits and Pitfalls of Diversification

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 213-215

About this book

Introduction

The so-called ‘refugee crisis’ represents one of the biggest contemporary political and social challenges. Although many African countries have been dealing with forced migratory and refugee movements for decades, their experiences have so far largely been neglected in the predominantly Eurocentric public debate. The present volume aims to bridge this gap by providing comparative African and European perspectives from different disciplines, highlighting the challenges but also potential mutual benefits of social diversification, and offering an insight into possible solution strategies.

Contents

  • Migration and Social Rights in a Globalized Society
  • Migration Governance between Treating Symptoms and Combating Causes

Target Groups

  • Researchers and students in the fields of political science, law, anthropology
  • Practitioners in NGOs and public administration, policy makers      

The Editors

Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Wacker holds the Chair of Sociology of Diversity at the Technical University of Munich and is Max Planck Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy.

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Becker, LL.M. (EHI), is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, Munich.

Katharina Crepaz, Ph.D., is a post-doctoral research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy and at the Chair of Sociology of Diversity, Technical University of Munich.

Keywords

Refugees Forced Migrants Migration Asylum Policy Asylum Law Diversity Inclusion Diversification Human Rights Social Policy European Policy African Policy Comparative Study

Editors and affiliations

  • Elisabeth Wacker
    • 1
  • Ulrich Becker
    • 2
  • Katharina Crepaz
    • 3
  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for Social Lawand Social PolicyTechnical University of MunichMünchenGermany
  2. 2.Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social PolicyMünchenGermany
  3. 3.Max Planck Institute for Social Lawand Social PolicyTechnical University of MunichMünchenGermany

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