chapter  6
12 Pages


BySarah Deardorff Miller

This conclusion gives closing thoughts on the key ideas discussed in this book. The book summarizes the framework and methods and practical reflections for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). It creates a framework of "domestication" to understand first when and how surrogacy occurs and what it looks like and second, what it means for an international organizations' (IOs) ability to influence the state in which it is working. The book focuses on the studies of the East African examples, explaining that UNHCR, though focused on refugee protection, did everything from providing water, paying police salaries, paving roads and even distributing land in some cases—tasks far beyond their original intent. The case studies of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda demonstrate variance in UNHCR's role and relationship with the state and subsequently its ability to influence the state.