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Environment, Forced Migration and Social Vulnerability

Editors: Afifi, Tamer, Jäger, Jill (Eds.)

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  • Offers case studies from all over the world.
  • Examines the role of environmental change among factors leading to the decision to migrate.
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This book is one of the outputs of the conference on ‘Environmental Change, Forced Migration, and Social Vulnerability’ (EFMSV) held in Bonn in October 2008. Migration is one of the oldest adaptation measures of humanity. Indeed, without migration the multitude of civilizations and interactions between them – peaceful and otherwise – would be hard to imagine. The United Nations (UN)-led global dialogue on migration is a clear sign that governments and the specialized UN agencies and bodies have recognized the need to view, govern, manage, and facilitate migration; to mitigate its negative effects; and to capitalize on the positive ones. It is a common expectation among experts that environmentally induced migration will further increase in the decades to come. Hence, next to the political, economic, ethnic, social, financial, humanitarian, and security aspects of migration, the environmental component should urgently be considered in the ongoing international dialogue on migration. This need is also a challenge. Without appropriate scientific knowledge, assessment, definitions, and classifications, the intergovernmental frameworks would not be able to deal with these complex phenomena. The Five-Pronged-Approach as formulated by the United Nations University (UNU) may serve as a framework to identify the additional dimensions of this challenge next to – and actually simultaneously with – the scientific one.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Environmentally Induced Displacement and the 1951 Refugee Convention: Pathways to Recognition

    Burson, Bruce

    Pages 3-16

  • Institutional Barriers to the Recognition and Assistance of Environmentally Forced Migrants

    Vlassopoulos, Chloe Anne

    Pages 17-27

  • What’s in a Name: Social Vulnerabilities and the Refugee Controversy in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina

    Gemenne, François

    Pages 29-40

  • Forced Migration from Sub-Saharan Africa: The Conflict–Environment Link

    Naude, Wim

    Pages 43-55

  • Solastalgia: Environmentally Induced Distress and Migration Among Africa’s Poor Due to Climate Change

    Tschakert, Petra (et al.)

    Pages 57-69

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-43719-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environment, Forced Migration and Social Vulnerability
Editors
  • Tamer Afifi
  • Jill Jäger
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-12416-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-12416-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-12415-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43719-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 271
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