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Loescher, Gil

Overview
Works: 96 works in 341 publications in 2 languages and 14,796 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HV640, 362.87
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Most widely held works by Gil Loescher
Calculated kindness : refugees and America's half-open door, 1945 to the present by Gil Loescher( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human rights and American foreign policy by Donald P Kommers( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond charity : international cooperation and the global refugee crisis by Gil Loescher( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With more than 18 million refugees worldwide, the refugee problem has fostered an intense debate regarding what political changes are necessary in the international system to provide effective solutions in the 1990s and beyond. In the past, refugees have been perceived largely as a problem of international charity, but as the end of the Cold War triggers new refugee movements across the globe, governments are being forced to develop a more systematic approach to the refugee problem. Beyond Charity provides the first extensive overview of the world refugee crisis today, asserting that refugees raise not only humanitarian concerns but also issues of international peace and security. Gil Loescher argues persuasively that a central challenge in the post Cold-War era is to develop a comprehensive refugee policy that preserves the right of asylum while promoting greater political and diplomatic efforts to address the causes of flight. He presents the contemporary crisis in a historical framework and explores the changing role of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Loescher suggests short-term and long-term reforms that address both the current refugee crisis and its underlying causes. The book also details the ways governmental structures and international organizations could be strengthened to assume more effective assistance, protection, and political mediation functions. Beyond Charity helps frame the debate on the global refugee crisis and offers directions for more effective approaches to refugee problems at present and in the future.--
The Moral nation : humanitarianism and U.S. foreign policy today( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Refugees and international relations by Gil Loescher( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Threat to refugee protection by Arthur C. Helton
The global refugee crisis : a reference handbook by Gil Loescher( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Global refugee problem : U.S. and world response by Gil Loescher( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This issue of 'The Annals' of the American Academy of Political and Social Science focuses on the world refugee problem. The 13 articles are divided into four sections: The Scope of the Problem; The International Framework; The Politics of Refugee Flow; and Legal and Resettlement Issues. The articles, which have been abstracted separately, cover such subjects as: the causes of exodus; refugee definitions; international cooperation; Palestinian refugees; Cuban refugees in the United States; the US Refugee Act of 1980; refugee resettlement in the United States; Haitian refugees in the United States; the demography of refugees; the first asylum of Indochinese refugees
The UNHCR and world politics : a perilous path by Gil Loescher( Book )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gil Loescher, one of the world's leading experts on refugee affairs, draws upon decades of personal experience and research to examine the origins and evolution of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees as well as to identify many of the major challenges facing the organization in the years ahead. A key focus is to examine the extent to which the evolution of the UNHCR has been framed by the crucial events of international politics during the past half century and how, in turn, the actions of the eight past High Commissioners have helped shape the course of world history." "The book argues that the UNHCR has overstretched itself in recent decades and has strayed from its central human rights protection role. The protection of refugees remains a litmus test of the international community's commitment of defend human rights and to uphold liberal democratic values. Loescher offers a series of policy recommendations aimed at making the agency a more effective and accountable advocate for the millions of refugees in the world today."--Jacket
Problems of protection : the UNHCR, refugees, and human rights by Niklaus Steiner( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
The Oxford handbook of refugee and forced migration studies by Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This authoritative Handbook critically evaluates the birth and development of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, and analyses the key contemporary and future challenges faced by academics and practitioners working with and for forcibly displaced populations around the world. The 52 state-of-the-art chapters, written by leading academics, practitioners, and policymakers working in universities, research centres, think tanks, NGOs and international organizations, provide a comprehensive and cutting-edge overview of the key intellectual, political, social and institutional challenges arising from mass displacement in the world today. The chapters vividly illustrate the vibrant and engaging debates that characterize this rapidly expanding field of research and practice
Refugees in international relations by Alexander Betts( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Refugees lie at the heart of world politics. The causes and consequences of, and responses to, human displacement are intertwined with many of the core concerns of International Relations. Yet, scholars of International Relations have generally bypassed the study of refugees, and Forced Migration Studies has generally bypassed insights from International Relations. Refugees in International Relations therefore represents an attempt to bridge the divide between these disciplines, and to place refugees within the mainstream of International Relations. Drawing together the work and ideas of a combination of the world's leading and emerging International Relations scholars, Refugees in International Relations considers what ideas from International Relations can offer our understanding of the international politics of forced migration. The insights draw from across the theoretical spectrum of International Relations from realism to critical theory to feminism, covering issues including international cooperation, security, and the international political economy. They engage with some of the most challenging political and practical questions in contemporary forced migration, including peacebuilding, post-conflict reconstruction, and statebuilding. The result is a set of highly original chapters, yielding not only new concepts of wider relevance to International Relations but also insights for academics, policy-makers, and practitioners working on forced migration in particular and humanitarianism in general."--Back cover
The world's refugees : a test of humanity by Gil Loescher( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the fate of the millions of people in contemporary society who have been uprooted and displaced by war, famine, drought, failing economy, political instability or oppression
Human rights : a global crisis by Gil Loescher( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses what human rights are, their violation throughout the world today with specific examples in various countries, and the efforts of organizations and individuals to protect these rights
China : pushing toward the year 2000 by Gil Loescher( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses events which led to the rise of the Chinese Communist party and outlines policies which many believe will modernize this underdeveloped agrarian country
The Chinese way : life in the People's Republic of China by Gil Loescher( Book )

3 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of China today including chapters on politics, education, city and country life, family, medicine, economics, and recreation
Protracted refugee situations : domestic and international security implications by Gil Loescher( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Protracted refugee populations not only constitute over 70% of the world's refugees but are also a principal source of many of the irregular movements of people around the world today. The long-term presence of refugee populations in much of the developing world has come to be seen by many host states in these regions as a source of insecurity. In response, host governments have enacted policies of containing refugees in isolated and insecure camps, have prevented the arrival of additional refugees and, in extreme cases, have engaged in forcible repatriation. Not surprisingly, these refugee populations are also increasingly perceived as possible sources of insecurity for Western states. Refugee camps are sometimes breeding grounds for international terrorism and rebel movements. These groups often exploit the presence of refugees to engage in activities that destabilise not only host states but also entire regions
Refugee movements and international security by Gil Loescher( Book )

11 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) : the politics and practice of refugee protection into the twenty-first century by Gil Loescher( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume outlines the 'United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) historical evolution and examines the key challenges faced by the organization as it moves into the twenty-first century. The UNHCR exists to protect refugees fleeing persecution. As refugee movements often trigger concerns over international security and state sovereignty, the organization's work is at the heart of world politics. UNHCR will appeal to students, scholars, and readers with an interest in international relations
Protracted refugee situations : political, human rights and security implications by Gil Loescher( Book )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over two-thirds of the world's refugees are trapped in protracted refugee situations, struggling to survive in remote and insecure parts of the world. This volume presents a range of analyses and cases of protracted refugee situations. It explores the sources, nature and consequences of these situations, and the record of the international community's attempts to find durable solutions. On this basis, the volume addresses protracted refugee situations which incorporates security and development - as well as humanitarian - actors and attempts to reconcile the policy difficulties which have obstructed progress for many years.--Publisher's description
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) : the politics and practice of refugee protection by Gil Loescher( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revised and expanded second edition of The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) continues to offer a concise and comprehensive introduction to both the world of refugees and the organizations that protect and assist them. This updated edition also includes: up to date coverage of the UNHCR's most recent history and policy developments evaluation of new thinking on issues such as working in UN integrated operations and within the UN peacebuilding commission assessment of the UNHCR's record of working for IDP's (internally displaced persons) discussion of the politics of pr
 
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Beyond charity : international cooperation and the global refugee crisis
Alternative Names
Loescher, G.D. 1945-

Loescher Gil

Loescher, Gil 1945-

Loescher, Gilburt 1945-

Loescher, Gilburt D.

Loescher, Gilburt D. 1945-

Loescher, Gilburt D. (Gilburt Damian)

Loescher, Gilburt D. (Gilburt Damian), 1945-

Loescher, Gilburt Damian

Loescher, Gilburt Damian‏, 1945-

Löscher, Gil 1945-

Languages
English (221)

Spanish (1)

Covers
The global refugee crisis : a reference handbookThe UNHCR and world politics : a perilous pathProblems of protection : the UNHCR, refugees, and human rightsRefugees in international relationsProtracted refugee situations : domestic and international security implicationsThe United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) : the politics and practice of refugee protection into the twenty-first centuryProtracted refugee situations : political, human rights and security implications