Internal Displacement and Conflict: The Kashmiri Pandits in Comparative Perspective (Hardback)Sudha Rajput (author)
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Grounded in multi-disciplinary research, this book presents a methodical understanding of those displaced within their national borders, the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
The IDP phenomenon remains less understood than that of refugees, due to the `internal' nature of the crisis, linked to a nation's sovereignty which assigns the responsibility for care to the national actors, as opposed to an international body. However, the IDP phenomenon poses an international humanitarian challenge, with upwards of 40 million people currently in internal displacement across the globe. This book helps answer the most perplexing questions surrounding conflict-induced protracted displacements, namely, how do positions embraced by key actors inform/influence IDP policies, and why, despite the promise of robust return packages, families remain reluctant to return to home communities and are equally reluctant to embrace new host communities. Capitalising on the diagnostic tool-kit known as Dugan's Nested Model, uniquely adapted to the Kashmiri Pandit displacement, this book also analyses issues of the similarly displaced communities of Nagorno-Karabakh, Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Kosovo, and Darfur regions.
This book will be of much interest to students of peace and conflict studies, humanitarianism, Asian politics and International Law in general.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 152
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm