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Refugees

  • By: Catherine Dauvergne
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

Since 1951 there has been an international agreement regarding who qualifies as a refugee. A refugee is someone who is outside his or her country of origin and is at risk of being persecuted if he or she returns. The persecution ...

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