Book Launch: Global Displacement in the 21st Century: Towards an Ethical Framework

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Book cover of Phil Cole's book

You are kindly invited to attend the Global Migration Network online book launch event, where Professor Phil Cole, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, will present his most recent book Global Displacement in the 21st Century: Towards an Ethical Framework.

In this book, Phil Cole calls for a radical review of what international protection looks like and who is entitled to it. The book brings together different issues of forced displacement in one place to provide a systematic overview.

It draws attention to groups who are often overlooked when it comes to discussions of international protection, such as the internally displaced, those displaced by climate change, disasters, development infrastructure projects and extreme poverty.

The study draws on extensive case studies, such as border practices by European Union states, the United States and its border with Mexico, and the United Kingdom. Cole places the experiences of displaced people at the centre, and argues that they should be key political agents in determining policy in this area.

The Global Migration Network, a research group at UWE Bristol, brings together academics and practitioners interested in migration-related issues. Their aim is to facilitate and contribute to cross-disciplinary research on migration, inform policy and public debate, and engage with users of migration research.

If you have any question about the seminar, please contact the Global Migration Network coordinator Dr Artjoms Ivlevs (

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