Fifty Years of Refugee Studies: From Theory to Policy

Fifty Years of Refugee Studies: From Theory to Policy

This article reviews the growth of the field of refugee studies, focusing on its links with, and impact on, refugee policy. The last fifty years, and especially the last two decades, have witnessed both a dramatic increase in academic work on refugees and significant institutional development in the field. It is argued that these institutions have developed strong links with policymakers, although this has often failed to translate into significant policy impacts. Areas in which future policy-orientated work might be developed are considered.

Publication Part Of International Migration Review
Author Names

Richard Black

Journal International Migration Review
Date of Publication March 2001
Pages 57-78
DOI 10.1111/j.1747-7379.2001.tb00004.x

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