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Refugees, the State and the Politics of Asylum in Africa


Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. James Milner
    Pages 18-38
  3. James Milner
    Pages 84-107
  4. James Milner
    Pages 108-134
  5. James Milner
    Pages 135-160
  6. James Milner
    Pages 161-188
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 189-235

About this book


How do African states respond to the mass arrival and prolonged presence of refugees? This book answers this question by drawing on recent case studies and examining the politics behind refugee policy in Africa. The implications of this approach are important not only for the study of asylum in Africa, but also for the future of refugee protection.


Asylum Policy politics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Carleton UniversityCanada

About the authors

JAMES MILNER is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Carleton University, Canada. He is co-author of UNHCR: The Politics and Practice of Refugee Protection into the Twenty-First Century and co-editor of Protracted Refugee Situations: Political, Human Rights and Security Implications. He has worked with the UN's refugee agency in the field and its Geneva headquarters.

Bibliographic information


"A useful contribution to the study of African refugee politics...Milner should be applauded for setting out this persuasive new research agenda."

- Oxford Journals, February 2011

'...this is an excellent book, thoughtful and provocative, and an example of the kind of engaged research we need if we care about pushing advocacy and support for refugees forward.' - Jacqueline Klopp, Columbia University, African Affairs