Managing Displacement by Jennifer Hyndman download in iPad, ePub, pdf
Not all of those displaced by conflict and violence, however, are able to cross a border. They too may receive assistance, albeit on different terms and with less political leverage.
Complex humanitarian emergencies are more difficult to stabilize and organize than ever before. Hyndman provides a close reading of humanitarianism on the ground as she examines the policies and practices of the organization at various levels. In this chapter, I undertake the project of unmaking the state and an analysis of the ways in which its borders position some citizens more equally than others. This chapter traces the emergence of complex humanitarian emergencies and addresses the respatialization of responses to crises of human displacement.
Since the end of the Cold War, patterns of refugee management have changed dramatically, as states look to avoid the legal obligations and costs of asylum. It is less a humanitarian practice than a donor-sponsored effort to contain forced migration and to avoid international legal obligations to would-be refugees. International responses to human displacement in the s have become increasingly politicized and emphasize managing migration. You are not currently authenticated.
Borders are material locations that embody specific historical, cultural, and political meanings. Who counts as a refugee varies across world regions and over time, but most definitions include the criterion of crossing an international border. They are also testimony to dominant geopolitical discourses that generate states that are at once inclusive and exclusive.
Crossing them in the name of humanitarian assistance is a political act, one that is more available to the governments of donor countries than to those who receive humanitarian assistance.