Beyond Borders: Refugees, Migrants and Human Rights in the Post-Cold War Era

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Millions of people on all continents have fled their homes. The social, economic and political factors behind these mass movements -- war and persecution, drought and hunger, joblessness and hopelessness, environmental devastation -- seem certain to continue in the years ahead, but pressure is growing in many countries to close doors to those fleeing. In this thoroughly researched volume, the author analyses current movements of people in their global and regional contexts and suggests how the international system might respond better to the needs of migrants and refugees. She concludes with a vision and plan of action for churches and non-governmental organisations.

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Elisabeth Ferris is Programme Executive for Uprooted People/Europe with the WCC. She was responsible for research and analysis of refugee issues and for ecumenical Latin American refugee programmes in the refugee service of the WCC from 1985 to 1991, then Research Director of the Life and Peace Institute, Uppsala, Sweden.

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"A true picture of the international refugee crisis and a coherent analysis of the pertinent law, politics, economics, theology and practice." -- Expository Times. "Detailed, well-read, thoroughly scholarly but always readable." -- Charles Elliot, Epworth Review.

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