Can We Solve the Migration Crisis?
Can We Solve the Migration Crisis?

Every minute 24 people are forced to leave their homes and over 65 million are currently displaced world-wide. Small wonder that tackling the refugee and migration crisis has become a global political priority.

But can this crisis be resolved and if so, how? In this compelling essay, renowned human rights lawyer and scholar Jacqueline Bhabha explains why forced migration demands compassion, generosity and a more vigorous acknowledgement of our shared dependence on human mobility as a key element of global collaboration. Unless we develop humane 'win-win' strategies for tackling the inequalities and conflicts driving migration and for addressing the fears fuelling xenophobia, she argues, both innocent lives and cardinal human rights principles will be squandered in the service of futile nationalism and oppressive border control.

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  • April 2018
  • 140 pages
  • 138 x 216 mm / 5 x 9 in
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  • 9781509519392
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Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1 - A Crisis Like No Other?
  • Chapter 2 - A Duty of Care
  • Chapter 3 - The System at Breaking Point
  • Chapter 4 - Finding Workable and Humane Solutions
  • References
  • Further Reading
About the Author
Jacqueline Bhabha is a Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is also the Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School, and Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is the Director of Research at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights.
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“Jacqueline Bhabha has long been one of the most astute observers of forced migration around. In Can We Solve the Migration Crisis?, she brings her insight to bear on this great issue of our time, offering original and compelling ways of rethinking the challenges ahead.”
Matthew J. Gibney, Elizabeth Colson Professor of Politics and Forced Migration, University of Oxford.

“In clear and compelling prose, Jacqueline Bhabha provides a comprehensive account of how we should think about one of the most complex and urgent problems of our time. This readable yet impressively researched book provides invaluable food for thought for policy makers, students and activists alike.”
Mary Robinson, President, Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice

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