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

  • Robert Holton

Abstract

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.
Published
1997-01-01
How to Cite
Holton, R. (1997). Globalization, Refugee Crisis and the Work of International Non-Government Organisations. Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees, 15(6), 13-15. Retrieved from https://refuge.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/refuge/article/view/21895
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