Displacement in the Middle East: Where the Past is Prologue?
The Middle East is now the major refugee-producing region of the world, as well as the major hosting region, with nearly 63% of the world’s refugees (UNHCR statistics 2014). These major population flows and changes going back to the middle of the 19th century have had significant impacts on the development of the region throughout the 20th century and into the 21st.
KeywordsCommunity Development Diaspora Displacement Homeland Identity Immigration Iraq Jordan Lebanon Middle East Migration Nationalism Refugee Regeneration Ottoman Palestine Syria Turkey
JEL ClassificationsJ15 J61 N34
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