The UNHCR and Disaster Displacement in the 21st Century

An Organizational Analysis

  • Sinja Hantscher

Part of the Contributions to Political Science book series (CPS)

About this book


This book offers an in-depth case study on the leading international refugee agency, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and its approach to environmentally displaced persons. The author examines the UNHCR on the basis of expert interviews and content analysis in order to highlight why and how the organization is addressing the issue. The analysis draws on organizational as well as security theory, offering readers a better understanding of the connection between the two. The book appeals to scholars in the fields of migration and organizational studies, as well as policymakers and professionals working in international organizations. 


Climate change Securization theories International migration movements Resilience to environmental change United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees International asylum law Climate refugees and environmentally displaced persons

Authors and affiliations

  • Sinja Hantscher
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of History and Social SciencesInstitute of Political Science, TU DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

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