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Agendas of Tibetan Refugees, The: Survival Strategies of a Government-in-Exile in a World of Transnational Organizations
Published by Berghahn Books
Since the arrival of the first Tibetans in exile in 1959, a vast and continuous wave of international support has permitted these refugees to survive and even to flourish in temporary residences. This book shows how Tibetan refugees continue to attract resources, while other refugee populations are largely forgotten.
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.
Introduction Chapter 1. Rehabilitation and Development in Exile Chapter 2. The Central Tibetan Administration Chapter 3. The Political Agenda Chapter 4. The Religious Agenda Chapter 5. Reception of the Tibetan Agendas in the West: Constitution of the Global Tibet Movement Chapter 6. A New Model of Partnership and its Adaptability Chapter 7. Challenges to the Model Conclusion Bibliography
Thomas Kauffmann is the Director of an International NGO and holds a Doctorate in Anthropology from the University of Oxford.