Refugee Crises and Third-World Economies: Policies and Perspectives

Sourav Kumar Das
Lalbaba College, India

Nidhi Chowdhary
Lalbaba College, India

Product Details
18 Jun 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
184 pages - 152 x 229mm


The global political economy is currently in the midst of a refugee crisis, one that is complex and that remains poorly researched and under-theorized within both economics and political science. There is little understanding of the many diverse political, economic and geographical situations that led to it, and refugees are all too often included in the category of forced migrants. 

Refugee Crisis and Third-World Economies provides a much-needed corrective to such blind spots and oversimplifications. The ten chapters written by eminent scholars offer a unique interdisciplinary investigation into the complicated ramifications of the refugee crisis. It identifies the major socio-political factors that create refugee crises, including political instability, unemployment, a lack of GDP growth, and a lack of medical facilities. It offers unique insights into the crisis’s economic impact on asylum countries. It discusses how relevant states, UN agencies, NGOs, and refugees themselves can work together to improve the lot of refugees. And perhaps most importantly, it provides detailed empirical investigations into specific refugee groups and their struggle for legal assistance, socio-political recognition, and personal stability. 

For its theoretical rigor and granular empirical insights, this book is essential reading for both researchers and policymakers working on refugee crises worldwide.
Section I: Theoretical Framework of Refugee Crisis 
Chapter 1: Why Refugee Generates? An Empirical Perspective; Sourav Kumar Das, Kishor Naskar and Chandra Sekhar Sahu 
Chapter 2: Eco-political Stability and Refugee Crisis: Some Queries; Tonmoy Chatterjee 

Section II: Climate Refugees 
Chapter 3: Environmental Refugees: A Humanitarian Crisis in India and Bangladesh; Nidhi Chowdhary 
Chapter 4: Problems of Refugee and the Climate Change; Debesh Bhowmik 

Section III: Refugee Crisis and Economical Concern 
Chapter 5: Global Refugee Crisis: A Quantitative Approach with Focus on Major Producing and Hosting Countries; Arundhati Bhattacharya 
Chapter 6: Impact of Refugees on Host Developing Countries; Bhajan Chandra Barman  

Section IV: Major Refugee Crisis in India  
Chapter 7: A Socio-economic Study of the Choedhelling Tibetan Settlement in Miao; Arunachal Pradesh. Sabina Yasmin 
Chapter 8: An Insight into the Immediate Crisis of Ecological Refugees: A Retrospective Study on Tehri Dam Project; Chhatradhar Das and Raunak Das
Chapter 9: Chakma Refugees in Arunachal Pradesh: Their Inclusion and Setback; Kallol Debnath and Kunal Debnath 
Chapter 10: Life of the Afghan Refugee Women in Delhi Region: Highlighting Their Miserable Conditions and Possible Legal Assistance; Shusneha Sarkar
Sourav Kumar Das teaches economics at Lalbaba College, Belur, Howrah. He works on rural development, tribal livelihoods, monetary policies, and consumption patterns among refugees. 

Nidhi Chowdhary is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Lalbaba College, Howrah, India. Her research interests lie in human rights, peace studies, tribal studies, migration, and terrorism.

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