Refugees and the Ethics of Forced Displacement

2017.05.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Serena Parekh, Refugees and the Ethics of Forced Displacement, Routledge, 2017, 296pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780415712613.
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2017.05.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Serena Parekh, Refugees and the Ethics of Forced Displacement, Routledge, 2017, 296pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780415712613. Reviewed by Michael Blake, University of Washington Serena Parekh's book begins with some startling facts. 65.3 million people in our world live outside the state system, displaced from their countries of origin yet not legally resettled into a country of refuge. Of this group, only one percent will eventually be resettled into a new country of refuge. The rest will continue to live in a parallel world of temporary solutions; they disappear into large urban centers, or are warehoused in refugee camps. The average duration of stay in these camps, finally, is approximately seventeen years (3). Parekh's cogent volume argues that political philosophers have not adequately come to grips with these facts. Doing so would require us to develop a new form of ethical analysis focused particularly. . .

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