International Organization for Migration: Challenges and Complexities of a Rising Humanitarian Actor
There are now more refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) uprooted by conflict than at any time since the genocides in Rwanda and Bosnia in the early 1990s. In addition, hundreds of thousands of people are displaced every year by natural disasters. In International Organization for Migration (IOM) Bradley provides an accessible, incisive introduction to this important but under-examined agency.
- Introduces IOM and analyses its origins, evolution and governance structure
- Considers the present day operation of IOM, outlining key criticisms and debates surrounding aspects of its organizational behaviour
- Sets IOM within the broader context of global governance, evaluating its future prospects
- Illustrates each chapter with clear examples drawn from IOM’s activities in different field operations.
By providing an accessible introduction to IOM and its work in the field of forced migration, alongside rigorous analysis of the organization’s evolution, practices, and contemporary challenges, the proposed volume is essential reading for students and scholars of international relations, migration and international organizations.