Studies is an important, interdisciplinary thread which runs through contemporary debates on globalization, citizenship, community studies, political geography and identity. It has always represented a significant component of ethnic, multicultural and racial studies but the last few years have seen a steady increase in separate / autonomous courses and modules as students, lecturers and researchers engage with the field. This proposal looks to pull together the central themes of the field; its approach is logical and the three main themes the authors identify are a useful hook upon which to hang the text. International relevance and marketability is obviously important; the inclusion of a US and a UK author with such sympathetic expertise will help to maximise the appeal of the project. The authors are aware of the need to balance the needs of different markets and their willingness to develop the proposal in response to the reviewers' comments is encouraging.

Displacement and Internally Displaced Persons

Displacement and internally displaced persons

Definition: Displacement involves the obligatory or forced movement or removal of individuals or populations from their usual residence to another place within their national territory. Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are such persons as recognized by the United Nations and international organizations (both governmental and non-governmental) even though IDPs do not have international status as such.

The number of internally displaced persons around the world has been rising fast. As of 2011, 26.4 million people around the world were internally displaced (far exceeding the 15.2 million refugees); the number of newly displaced people in that year was 20 per cent higher than in 2010 (UNHCR 2011). Colombia had the highest number of displaced persons in the world, ...

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