I’m currently writing a short paper on the basic principles of refugee law. Here’s the provisional chapter on its history and a few words on the refugee definition.
We live in the age of… well, of many things. Post-factual or post-truth politics, extremism, demagogues, ethnic tensions, religious tensions, political Islam, the refugee crisis, the Euro crisis, the Greek debt crisis, Brexit, Web 2.0, Cyber warfare, Donald Trump, Erdogan, Putin, Merkel. One cannot help but wonder whether it is time to abandon, if not all, many well-established political thoughts, theories, and ideas. If the world has changed as much as it seems, they are perhaps useless or, even more problematic, misleading.