The Price of Indifference: Refugees and Humanitarian Action in the New Century (Council on Foreign Relations Book)

4 avg rating
( 10 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780199250318: The Price of Indifference: Refugees and Humanitarian Action in the New Century (Council on Foreign Relations Book)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Refugee policy has not kept pace with new realities in international and humanitarian affairs. Recent policy failures have resulted in instability, terrible hardships, and massive loss of life. This book systematically analyzes refugee policy responses over the past decade and calls for specific reforms to make policy more proactive and comprehensive. Refugee policy must be more than the administration of misery. Responses should be calculated to help prevent or mitigate future humanitarian catastrophes. More international cooperation is needed in advance of crises. Humanitarian structures within governments, notably the United States, as well as the wide variety o international institutions involved in humanitarian action must be re-oriented to cope with new challenges.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Arthur C. Helton is a Senior Fellow for Refugee Studies and Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations, New York.

Review:


"This new and highly original book examines one of the most pressing issues facing the international community today - the issue of refugees. The author provides a very clear review of humanitarian action over the past decade, focusing his analysis on forced displacement and on the role of the United Nations. Mr. Helton not only asks important questions, but also makes ambitious policy recommendations. His book is a welcome contribution to the debate on humanitarian action, and will undoubtedly help us to manage humanitarian challenges better in the future."--Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary-General


"This book is required reading for anybody who worries about making our world more stable and secure by addressing the plight of 35 million refugees and diplaced people. Arthur Helton makes a compelling case that the world can - and must - do a better job of dealing with displaced populations."-- Kenneth H. Bacon, President, Refugees International, and Former Pentagon Spokesman


"This is an important book which shows how critical the refugee issue is in the conduct of foreign policy. The refugee problem is often ignored by decision makers. But, as this book shows, most recent international crises have featured refugees. Policy makers should heed Arthur Helton's recommendations and address refugee issues, if they are serious about peacemaking."--Richard C. Holbrooke, Vice Chairman, Perseus, LLC, Former U.S. Representative to the United Nations


"Forced displacement has figured prominently in world politics during the last decase and has been one of the triggers for interventions by the UN Security Council, NATO and other regional organizations, and individual states. The Price of Indifference examines the lessons learned from these events with a view towards improving the operational effectiveness of future responses to forcible displacements. Arthur Helton not only provides a detailed analysis of past poliy approaches but also offers a range of policy recommendations for the future with an emphasis on preventive comprehensive measures. This book is invaluable for scholars, policymakers and practitioners alike." --Professor Gil Loescher, Author, The UNHCR and World Politics: A Perilous Path


"This is a monumental work which provides an extraordinary amount of information on refugees, conflict prevention, humanitarian policy, international law, and international organizations. The historical and analytical material, interspersed with first hand observations, makes for lively and engaging reading. The number of policy recommendations is staggering. It is a policy-oriented text which deserves careful reading and re-reading, and one of the best I have ever read."-- Priceton N. Lyman, Executive Director, Global Interdependence Initiative, The Aspen Institute, and Former Director, Bureau for Refugee Programs, U.S. Department of State


"Arthur Helton has completed a monumental task of compiling information on and describing the major refugee and internally displaced problems of the past decade. Standing alone, this research would be very useful background for academics and policy makers. However, Arthur has gone further to examine how conflict prevention or resolution, are linked to refugees and IDP's. Moreover, he has come up with some interesting ideas on how one can better deal with refugee problems and related issues of conflict prevention/resolution."-- Robert B. Oakley, Distinguished Visiting Fellow and Director, Peacekeeping Operations, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defence University, and Former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, Somalia and Zaire


"Masterfully written and innovative, Arthur Helton's book offers a most comprehensive and insightful treatment of refugee issues. This work is a splendid combination of the author's solid academic judgement and his practical familiarity with the subject."-- Sadako Ogata, Resident Scholar, Ford Foundation, Co-Chair, International Human Security Commission, and Former United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees


" [A] fascinating book ... [which] relates also to the future ....I will profit from this book in preparing for 2004, ... [when] the General Assembly of the United Nations has to decide how to go on with UNHCR, with what mandate, with what funding."-- Ruud Lubbers, the current United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees


"Helton's accessible writing style, his colorful anecdotes, and the extensive scope of his work have the potential to reach diverse audiences that are typically less familiar with international refugee policy. The Price of Indifference is a must-read not only for refugee scholars and activists, but also military personnel, politicians, and diplomats who are involved in international humanitarian operations and who are less knowledgeable of the plight of forced migration."--SAIS Review


"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780199250301: The Price of Indifference: Refugees and Humanitarian Action in the New Century

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0199250308 ISBN 13:  9780199250301
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2002
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Arthur C. Helton
Published by Oxford University Press (2002)
ISBN 10: 0199250316 ISBN 13: 9780199250318
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2002. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0199250316

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 35.39
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Arthur C. Helton
Published by Oxford University Press, USA (2002)
ISBN 10: 0199250316 ISBN 13: 9780199250318
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0199250316

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 51.51
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Helton, Arthur C.
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0199250316 ISBN 13: 9780199250318
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0199250316 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0046673

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Helton, Arthur C.
ISBN 10: 0199250316 ISBN 13: 9780199250318
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
SPHINX BOOKSTORE
(OTTAWA, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. NEW. Seller Inventory # W- 5

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 49.23
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 16.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Hulton, Arthur C.
Published by OUP Oxford (2016)
ISBN 10: 0199250316 ISBN 13: 9780199250318
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description OUP Oxford, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780199250318_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 69.80
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Arthur C. Helton
Published by OUP Oxford
ISBN 10: 0199250316 ISBN 13: 9780199250318
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description OUP Oxford. Paperback. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. 328 pages. Refugee policy has not kept pace with new realities in international and humanitarian affairs. Recent policy failures have resulted in instability, terrible hardships, and massive loss of life. This book systematically analyzes refugee policy responses over the past decade and calls for specific reforms to make policy more proactive and comprehensive. Refugee policy must be more than the administration of misery. Responses should be calculated to help prevent or mitigate future humanitarian catastrophes. More international cooperation is needed in advance of crises. Humanitarian structures within governments, notably the United States, as well as the wide variety o international institutions involved in humanitarian action must be re-oriented to cope with new challenges. This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9780199250318

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 78.72
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Arthur C. Helton
Published by Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2002)
ISBN 10: 0199250316 ISBN 13: 9780199250318
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Refugee policy has failed frequently over the last decade of the 20th century, resulting in instability, terrible hardships and loss of life. This book offers a systematic review of this state of affairs and attempts to re-design policy to give fresh answers to old problems. Specific recommendations are made to re-conceive refugee policy to be more proactive and comprehensive as well as to re-organize how policy is formulated within and among governments. Seller Inventory # AAV9780199250318

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 79.70
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Arthur C. Helton
Published by Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2002)
ISBN 10: 0199250316 ISBN 13: 9780199250318
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Refugee policy has failed frequently over the last decade of the 20th century, resulting in instability, terrible hardships and loss of life. This book offers a systematic review of this state of affairs and attempts to re-design policy to give fresh answers to old problems. Specific recommendations are made to re-conceive refugee policy to be more proactive and comprehensive as well as to re-organize how policy is formulated within and among governments. Seller Inventory # BTE9780199250318

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 79.76
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Helton, Arthur C.
Published by OUP Oxford (2002)
ISBN 10: 0199250316 ISBN 13: 9780199250318
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description OUP Oxford, 2002. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780199250318

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 69.02
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.85
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Arthur C. Helton
Published by Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2002)
ISBN 10: 0199250316 ISBN 13: 9780199250318
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Refugee policy has failed frequently over the last decade of the 20th century, resulting in instability, terrible hardships and loss of life. This book offers a systematic review of this state of affairs and attempts to re-design policy to give fresh answers to old problems. Specific recommendations are made to re-conceive refugee policy to be more proactive and comprehensive as well as to re-organize how policy is formulated within and among governments. Seller Inventory # AAV9780199250318

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 82.72
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book