Migration, Citizenship and Identity
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Migration, Citizenship and Identity

Selected Essays

Stephen Castles

Stephen Castles provides a deeper understanding of recent ‘migration crises’ in this fascinating and highly topical work. The book links theory and methodology to real-world migration experiences, with a truly global perspective and in-depth analysis of the links between economics, migration and asylum and refugee issues.
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Chapter 13: Global Perspectives on Forced Migration

Selected Essays

Stephen Castles

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All over the world, millions of people have been forced from their homes by violent conflict, persecution and human rights violations. Those able to cross international borders become refugees or asylum seekers, while others are 'internally displaced people' within their home country. Yet others are forced from their homes by development projects, environmental change and disasters. This article discusses definitions and categories of forced migration, and provides a global statistical overview.

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