Refuge and History

A Critical Reading of a Polemic

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Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System. Alexander Betts and Paul Collier. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Contributor Notes

BENJAMIN THOMAS WHITE teaches history at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, where he is also a member of the Glasgow Refugee, Asylum, and Migration Network. His recent publications include articles on humans and animals in refugee camps, the history of humanitarian evacuations, and refugees and state formation in the modern Middle East. His current research project is a global history of the refugee camp.

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