“The Agendas of Tibetan Refugees: Survival Strategies of a Government-in-Exile in a World of Transnational Organizations” By Thomas Kauffmann

2016 08 Summer Reading The Agendas of Tibetan Refugees

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Published in September 2015 by Berghahn Books as part of their “Forced Migration” series, “The Agendas of Tibetan Refugees: Survival Strategies of a Government-in-Exile in a World of Transnational Organizations” by Thomas Kauffmann focuses on the interplay between Tibetan refugees and Western benefactors.

From the Berghahn Books website:

Since the arrival of the first Tibetans in exile in 1959, a vast and continuous wave of international – especially Western – support has permitted these refugees to survive and even to flourish in their temporary places of residence. Today, these Tibetan refugees continue to attract assistance from Western governments, organizations and individuals, while other refugee populations are largely forgotten in the international agenda. This book shows and discusses how Tibetan refugees continue to attract resources, due, notably, to the dissemination of their political and religious agendas, as well as how a movement of Western supporters, born in very different conditions, guaranteed a unique relationship with these refugees.

Thomas Kauffmann is the Director of an International NGO and holds a Doctorate in Anthropology from the University of Oxford.

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