The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is a concise and comprehensive introduction to both the world of refugees and the organizations that protect and assist them. Written by experts in the field, this is one of the very few books that traces the relationship between state interests, global politics, and the work of the UNHCR. This book will appeal to students, scholars, practitioners, and readers with an interest in international relations. Key topics discussed include: UNHCR as an actor in world politics since 1950, The refugee definition and protection instruments, Institutional strengths and weaknesses, Asylum crises in the global north and global south, Protracted refugee situations and internally displaced persons, Key criticisms and the continuing relevance of UNHCR.

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Loescher, G. (Gil), Betts, A. (Alexander), & Milner, J. (2008). The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): The politics and practice of refugee protection into the 21st century. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): The Politics and Practice of Refugee Protection into the 21st Century, 1–161. doi:10.4324/9780203928394