Prof. Wenona Giles has co-authored (with Jennifer Hynde, Director of the Centre for Refugee Studies) a new book entitled "Refugees in Extended Exile: Living on the Edge" to appear in Oct. 2016. A book launch will be announced shortly in the Centre for Refugee Studies.
This book argues that the international refugee regime and its ‘temporary’ humanitarian interventions have failed. Most refugees across the global live in ‘protracted’ conditions that extend from years to decades, without legal status that allows them to work and establish a home. It is contended that they become largely invisible to people based in the global North, and cease to remain fully human subjects with access to their political lives. Shifting the conversation away from the salient discourse of ‘solutions’ and technical fixes within state-centric international relations, the authors recover the subjectivity lost for those stuck in extended exile.