Global governance and forced migration

Authored by: Alexander Betts

Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies

Print publication date:  October  2015
Online publication date:  October  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138794313
eBook ISBN: 9781315759302
Adobe ISBN: 9781317638773


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Both ‘global governance’ and ‘forced migration’ are elusive and contested terms. Broadly speaking, global governance relates to the institutional framework regulating states and transnational actors. Governance can be distinguished from government by the absence of a single overarching authority. As a process, global governance refers to all actions aimed at developing collective action between states and transnational actors. The substantive outcomes that result from this process are the norms and organisations that regulate particular policy fields.

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