Environmental Change, Adaptation and Migration - Bringing in the Region

Author: 
Felicitas Hillmann, Marie Pahl, Birte Rafflenbeul and Harald Sterly (eds.)
Publisher: 
Palgrave Macmillan
Type of Publication: 
Status: 
Purchase
Language of Publication: 
English
Country: 
Bangladesh
Ghana
Indonesia
Mexico
Philippines
Sudan
Year of Publication: 
2015

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In recent years, migration and mobility have increasingly been promoted as one possible adaptive strategy within climate change scenarios and environmental change, and even constituting a solution for locally problematic situations. This edited collection presents empirical and theoretical insights into the current debate on environmental change, adaptation, and migration by analysing these issues from a regional perspective. Individual chapters focus on countries in the global South which are already subject to ongoing environmental degradation: Sudan, Mexico, the Philippines, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Ghana. People living in these countries are likely to suffer from growing ecological inequalities. The contributors call for a greater involvement of the local population in empirical studies, for the acknowledgment of their agency, and for a systematic link between development studies and migration studies. The book attempts to overcome the strongly policy-driven discourse encouraging the research community to focus on the regional setting.

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