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Environmental Change, Adaptation and Migration

Bringing in the Region

Authors: Hillmann, F., Pahl, M., Rafflenbeul, B., Sterly, H.

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The contributors present empirical and theoretical insights on current debates on environmental change, adaptation and migration. While focusing on countries subject to environmental degradation, it calls for a regional perspective that recognises local actors and a systematic link between development studies and migration research.

About the authors

Felicitas Hillmann is Professor at the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, and leads the research unit “Regeneration of Cities” at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning in Erkner. She is Head of the Migration Unit for the project 'New regional formations: rapid environmental change and migration'. She has published in the field of international migration, migrant entrepreneurship and urban transformation.

Marie Pahl is a researcher in the 'Megacities-Megachallenge. Informal Dynamics of Global Change' programme at the University of Cologne, Germany. Her research investigates the competition for high-skilled migrants in Chinese city with a focus on urban transformation.

Birte Rafflenbeul is a researcher in the 'Megacities-Megachallenge. Informal Dynamics of Global Change' programme and a research associate at the University of Cologne. She conducts research on highly-skilled international migration and its impact on urban development in Guangzhou, China.

Harald Sterly is Scientific Coordinator of the research programme 'Megacities-Megachallenge. Informal Dynamics of Global Change' at the University of Cologne. Current research interests include translocality and social change in South Asia and Western Africa.

Reviews

“This book contributes to the literature about environmental change by framing migration as an important and relevant climate change adaptation strategy. … This book also highlights positive aspects of climate change and environmental change induced migration. … This book takes a special place in the literature: unlike other books dedicated to the environment-migration nexus, it is not only about post-disaster mobility, but allows for a more sophisticated and diversified definition of climate change impacts on population dynamics.” (Karin Ingold, TESG - Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, July, 2017)
“The presentation allows learning relatively easy the basic techniques of modeling by those coming to the subject for the first time. This effect is achieved by keeping notations as elementary as possible. It is addressed to interdisciplinary graduate/undergraduate students and to interdisciplinary young researchers. Some chapters are available to Bachelor students who have passed introductory courses in algebra, calculus, and probability.” (Tadeusz Aleksander Radzik and Krzysztof Józef Szajowski, Mathematica Applicanda, Vol. 45 (2), 2017)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: (Re-)locating the Nexus of Migration, Environmental Change and Adaptation

    Hillmann, Felicitas (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Climate Mobilities from a Human Geography Perspective: Considering the Spatial Dimensions of Climate Change

    Herbeck, Johannes

    Pages 21-40

  • Human Mobility and Adaptation: Reducing Susceptibility to Climatic Stressors and Mainstreaming

    Warner, Koko (et al.)

    Pages 41-56

  • “Migration as Adaptation”: New Perspective for Migration Research or Dead-End?

    Dorlöchter-Sulser, Sabine

    Pages 59-79

  • Migration and Social Protection as Adaptation in Response to Climate-Related Stressors: The Case of Zacatecas in Mexico

    Aksakal, Mustafa (et al.)

    Pages 80-97

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Change, Adaptation and Migration
Book Subtitle
Bringing in the Region
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53891-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137538918
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53890-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 299
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations
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