Completed Research - Protracted Refugee Situations and Host State and Regional Security
Principal Investigator: Professor Gil Loescher
Project Summary: The project examines the relationship between protracted refugee situations, national and regional security by analyzing the causes and consequences of direct and indirect security implications of chronic refugee populations. This involves cross-disciplinary research and interviews with key policymakers, practitioners and refugee communities in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. The project concludes by setting-out possible elements for appropriate and comprehensive approaches to the humanitarian, security and other political challenges posed by the continued presence of displaced populations. It is supported by the Centre for International Studies in the Department of Politics and International Relations, the United States Institute for Peace, the Canadian government, the Ford Foundation and the Nuffield Foundation.