The Resource Across the seas : Australia's response to refugees : a history, Klaus Neumann

Across the seas : Australia's response to refugees : a history, Klaus Neumann

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Across the seas : Australia's response to refugees : a history
Title
Across the seas
Title remainder
Australia's response to refugees : a history
Statement of responsibility
Klaus Neumann
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Australia's response to asylum-seeking 'boat people' is a constant star in the political news cycle. But the daily reports and political promises lack the historical perspective necessary for informed debate. Have we ever taken our fair share of refugees? Have our past responses been motivated by humanitarian concerns or economic self-interest? Is the influx of boat people of the last fifteen years really unprecedented? In this eloquent and informative new book, historian Klaus Neumann examines both the government policy and the public attitude towards refugees and asylum seekers since Federation. He places the Australian story in the context of global refugee movements, and international responses to those movements. Neumann examines many case studies, including Australia's reluctance in the 1930s to accept Jewish refugees fleeing Germany and Austria, and the Vietnamese 'baby-lifts' of the 1970s. By contrasting the ways in which politicians have approached asylum-seeker debates in the past, Neumann aims to inspire more creative thinking in current refugee and asylum-seeker policy
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
325.210994
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Across the seas : Australia's response to refugees : a history, Klaus Neumann
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [305]-344) and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054013311
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st edition
Extent
x, 358 pages
Isbn
9781925203080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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.b32983505
System control number
  • (OCoLC)904008619
  • rm32983505

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