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Rohingya Camp Narratives

Tales From the ‘Lesser Roads’ Traveled

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  • Covers camp violence, sexual/gender discrimination, the sudden COVID situation, children education, among other issues
  • Focuses on Rohingya camps across Bangladesh’s south-east since August 2017
  • Built largely upon field-trips, and thereby first-hand experiences of refugees.

Part of the book series: Global Political Transitions (GLPOTR)

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This book presents thirteen chapters which probe the “tales less told” and “pathways less traveled” in refugee camp living. Rohingya camps in Bangladesh since August 2017 supply these “tales” and “pathways”. They dwell upon/reflect camp violence, sexual/gender discrimination, intersectionality, justice, the sudden COVID camp entry, human security, children education, innovation, and relocation plans. Built largely upon field trips, these narratives interestingly interweave with both theoretical threads (hypotheses) and tapestries (net-effects), feeding into the security-driven pulls of political realism, or disseminating from humanitarian-driven socioeconomic pushes, but mostly combining them. Post-ethnic cleansing and post-exodus windows open up a murky future for Rohingya and global refugees. We learn of positive offshoots (of camp innovations exposing civil society relevance) and negative (like human and sex trafficking beyond Bangladeshi and Myanmar borders), as of navigating (a) local–global linkages of every dynamic and (b) fast-moving current circumstances against stoic historical leftovers. 

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Table of contents (13 chapters)


'Although international attention on the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh has waned, the challenges have not. This theoretically informed and empirically rich volume explores the social, economic, political, environmental, and security implications of nearly one million refugees. Policymakers, advocates, and researchers should read this book.' (-Geoffrey Macdonald, Ph.D., Bangladesh Country Director, International Republican Institute, Bangladesh)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Global Studies & Governance, Independent University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Imtiaz A. Hussain

About the editor

Imtiaz A. Hussain founded the Global Studies & Governance Department at Independent University, Bangladesh (2016), after creating/teaching International Relations/Global Studies/Governance courses in Philadelphia University/ Universidad Iberoamericana (1990–2014). He has published over 20 books (South Asia in Global Power Rivalry, Transatlantic Transactions; North American Regionalism; Evaluating NAFTA; Border Governance and the ‘Unruly’ South, and Afghanistan-Iraq and Post-conflict Governance), articles (Encyclopedia of U.S.-Latin American Relations, Handbook of Global Security and Intelligence, South Asian Survey, Politics & Policy, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Norteamérica, & Journal of International Relations), and has contributed to Bangladesh’s newspapers such as Daily Star and Financial Express. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania (1989).

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