Globalization, Refugee Crisis and the Work of International Non-Government Organisations

Robert Holton


The author suggests that increasing
economic rationalism in the post-Cold
War era has engendered a retreat from
public moral responsibility along with
the hardening of attitudes to refugees.
While deconstructing the international
refugee system, he focuses on the roles
played by non-government organisations
within it, arguing that the existence
of NGOs does exert a moral
influence on nation-states with respect
to treatment of refugees. The author asserts
a positive view of the role of NGOs
in the changing global refugee resettlement
regime and argues that NGOs
form an important part of international
civil society.

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