Book Reviews WRY helped set the stage for other significant campaigns--designed to end hunger, curtail torture, and encourage development--that emerged in the 1960s and 1970s. Here, the author does not quite prove a strong connection between WRY and these other broadly humanitarian campaigns, but rather notes "similarities" (p. 234) or that WRY "coincided" with other efforts (p. 226). Gatrell additionally could have been clearer on one other longterm question: Did WRY reshape the historical arc of refugee affairs in the post-1945 era? He notes that refugee affairs and politics changed fairly dramatically in the 1960s, with crises in sub-Saharan Africa and internally displaced persons becoming more central, for instance, than the issue of European refugees living in camps, which dominated in the previous decade. Moreover, in spite of WRY, an "absence of momentum" (p. 211) marked refugee aid efforts in the years that followed. But Gatrell's careful narrative and textured analysis led this reviewer to wonder if WRY was but an energetic and brief moment in the global community's efforts to solve the long-standing problem of refugees. In other words, despite the immense energy, it may well be that WRY did little to alter that longer historical arc.
Journal of World History – University of Hawai'I Press
Published: Aug 12, 2013
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