Tracking a moving target of migration: island perspectives

Author: 
Kelman, I. and S. Khan
Publisher: 
Disaster Prevention and Management
Type of Publication: 
Status: 
Free
Language of Publication: 
English
Year of Publication: 
2012

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Tracking a moving target of migration: island perspectives

 

Author(s):

Ilan Kelman (Center for International Climate and Environmental Research – Oslo (CICERO) and Risk Reduction Education for Disasters (Risk RED), Oslo, Norway)

Abstract:
Purpose

– The purpose of this paper is to explore aspects of migration from islands in the context of disasters including climate change.

Design/methodology/approach

– The paper is a conceptual exploration reviewing strengths and limitations of key literature.

Findings

– The paper finds that not much work goes into sufficient depth to understand the topic properly. It suggests that truisms should be admitted and the many factors influencing migration should be fully investigated.

Originality/value

– The paper examines migration topics from an island perspective.

Keywords:
Climate change, Islands, Migration, Resilience, Vulnerability
Type:
Conceptual paper
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Copyright:
© Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012
Published by Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Citation:
Ilan Kelman, Shabana Khan, (2012) "Tracking a moving target of migration: island perspectives", Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, Vol. 21 Issue: 5, pp.634-639, https://doi.org/10.1108/09653561211278752