Governing refugees : justice, order and legal pluralism
- Kirsten McConnachie.
- Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014.
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- xv, 200 pages ; 25 cm.
- Law, development and globalization.
- McConnachie, Kirsten author.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-190) and index.
- Chapter 1. Governing Refugees
- Chapter 2. The Karen In Burma: Conflict And Displacement
- Chapter 3. The Camp Community
- Chapter 4. The Governance Palimpsest: Order Maintenance In Eastern Burma
- Chapter 5. Sovereigns And Denizens: Camp Governance And 'The Refugee'
- Chapter 6. The Struggle For Ownership Of Justice
- Chapter 8. Enacting Interlegality: Human Rights And Local Justice
- Chapter 8. Beyond Encampment.
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Refugee camps are imbued in the public imagination with assumptions of anarchy, danger and refugee passivity. Governing Refugees: Justice, Order and Legal Pluralism challenges such assumptions, arguing that refugee camps should be recognized as spaces where social capital can not only survive, but thrive. This book examines camp management and the administration of justice in refugee camps on the Thailand-Burma border. Emphasising the work of refugees themselves in coping with and adapting to encampment, it considers themes of agency, sovereignty and legal pluralism in an analysis of local governance and the production of order beyond the state. Governing Refugees will appeal to anyone with relevant interests in law, anthropology and criminology, as well as those working in the area of refugee studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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- 9781135051334 (electronic bk.)
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