Natural disasters and environmental shocks

Natural disasters and environmental shocks are concrete and observable events that trigger migration. They include storms, floods, droughts, and earthquakes as well as man-made disasters, such as forest fires and accidents.

Studies listed under this migration driver refer to natural disasters, such as storms, floods, droughts, and earthquakes. They also refer to man-made natural disasters, such as forest fires and accidents.

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Residential relocation and change in social capital: A natural experiment from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Authors Hiroyuki Hikichi, Ichiro Kawachi, Y Sawada, ...
Year 2017
Journal Name SCIENCE ADVANCES
Citations (WoS) 9
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1 Journal Article

Impacts of Natural Disasters on Children

Authors Carolyn Kousky
Year 2016
Journal Name FUTURE OF CHILDREN
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2 Journal Article

Using administrative data to estimate population displacement and resettlement following a catastrophic U.S. disaster

Authors Allison Plyer, Joy Bonaguro, Ken Hodges
Year 2010
Journal Name POPULATION AND ENVIRONMENT
Citations (WoS) 14
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3 Journal Article

Demographic dynamics and natural disasters: learning from Katrina and Rita

Authors William H. Frey, Audrey Singer
Year 2010
Journal Name POPULATION AND ENVIRONMENT
Citations (WoS) 2
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4 Journal Article

Chinese Newcomers in Japan: Migration Trends, Profiles and the Impact of the 2011 Earthquake

Authors Gracia Liu-Farrer
Year 2013
Journal Name ASIAN AND PACIFIC MIGRATION JOURNAL
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5 Journal Article

Chinese Newcomers in Japan: Migration Trends, Profiles and the Impact of the 2011 Earthquake

Authors Gracia Liu-Farrer
Year 2013
Journal Name ASIAN AND PACIFIC MIGRATION JOURNAL
Citations (WoS) 2
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6 Journal Article

Climate Change, Natural Disasters and Socioeconomic Livelihood Vulnerabilities: Migration Decision Among the Char Land People in Bangladesh

Authors M. Rezaul Islam, M. Rezaul Islam
Year 2018
Journal Name SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH
Citations (WoS) 4
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7 Journal Article

Evidence against disaster-induced migration: the 2004 tornado in north-central Bangladesh

Authors Bimal Kanti Paul
Year 2005
Journal Name DISASTERS
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8 Journal Article

Editor introduction

Authors Lori M. Hunter
Year 2010
Journal Name POPULATION AND ENVIRONMENT
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9 Journal Article

Flood Risk, Flood Mitigation, and Location Choice: Evaluating the National Flood Insurance Program's Community Rating System

Authors Qin Fan, Meri Davlasheridze
Year 2016
Journal Name RISK ANALYSIS
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10 Journal Article

Ethical problems in an era where disasters have become a part of daily life: A qualitative study of healthcare workers in Turkey

Authors M. Murat Civaner, Kevser Vatansever, Kayihan Pala
Year 2017
Journal Name PLOS ONE
Citations (WoS) 2
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11 Journal Article

Climate variability and migration in the Philippines

Authors Pratikshya Bohra-Mishra, Shuaizhang Feng, Michael Oppenheimer, ...
Year 2017
Journal Name POPULATION AND ENVIRONMENT
Citations (WoS) 2
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12 Journal Article

Clarifying survival migration: a response

Authors Alexander Betts
Year 2015
Journal Name EUROPEAN POLITICAL SCIENCE
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13 Journal Article

Cyclone Aila, livelihood stress, and migration: empirical evidence from coastal Bangladesh

Authors Sebak Kumar Saha
Year 2017
Journal Name DISASTERS
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14 Journal Article

Migration or Forced Displacement?: The Complex Choices of Climate Change and Disaster Migrants in Shishmaref, Alaska and Nanumea, Tuvalu

Authors Elizabeth Marino, Heather Lazrus
Year 2015
Journal Name HUMAN ORGANIZATION
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15 Journal Article

Theories of Migration

Authors Robin Cohen
Year 1996
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16 Book

Forced migration, new refugees and human rights

Authors Cristina Gortazar Rotaeche
Year 2005
Journal Name ARBOR-CIENCIA PENSAMIENTO Y CULTURA
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17 Journal Article

Law and Migration

Authors Selina Goulbourne
Year 1998
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18 Book

North-South Migration in Ghana: What Role for the Environment?

Authors Kees van der Geest, Kees van der Geest
Year 2011
Journal Name INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION
Citations (WoS) 54
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19 Journal Article

Feeling the pain of my people - Hurricane Katrina, racial inequality, and the psyche of black America

Authors Ismail K. White, Tasha S. Philpot, Kristin Wylie, ...
Year 2007
Journal Name JOURNAL OF BLACK STUDIES
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20 Journal Article

Feeling the pain of my people - Hurricane Katrina, racial inequality, and the psyche of black America

Authors Ismail K. White, Tasha S. Philpot, Kristin Wylie, ...
Year 2007
Journal Name JOURNAL OF BLACK STUDIES
Citations (WoS) 19
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21 Journal Article

The Lesvos Refugee Crisis as Disaster Capitalism

Authors Anja K. Franck
Year 2018
Journal Name Peace Review
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22 Journal Article

Moving Beyond the Focus on Environmental Migration Towards Recognizing the Normality of Translocal Lives: Insights from Bangladesh

Authors Bishawjit Mallick, Benjamin Etzold
Book Title Migration, Risk Management and Climate Change: Evidence and Policy Responses
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23 Book Chapter

From Armed Neutrality to External Dependence: Swiss Security in the 21stCentury

Authors Marc R. DeVore, Armin Stähli
Year 2011
Journal Name SWISS POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW
Citations (WoS) 3
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24 Journal Article

Theoretical, methodological and statistical problems of studying environmental migration

Authors Artem S. Lukyanets, Sergey Ryazantsev, Anastasia Sergeevna Maksimova, ...
Year 2019
Journal Name AMAZONIA INVESTIGA
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25 Journal Article

What we learned from the Dust Bowl: lessons in science, policy, and adaptation

Authors Robert A. McLeman, James D. Ford, Juliette Dupre, ...
Year 2014
Journal Name POPULATION AND ENVIRONMENT
Citations (WoS) 43
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26 Journal Article

Going home after Hurricane Katrina: Determinants of return migration and changes in affected areas

Authors JA Groen, Jeffrey A. Groen, Anne E. Polivka, ...
Year 2010
Journal Name DEMOGRAPHY
Citations (WoS) 70
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27 Journal Article

Environmental hazard and migration intentions in a coastal area in Ghana: a case of sea flooding

Authors Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe, Jon Sward, Felix Hayford Nyamedor, ...
Year 2017
Journal Name POPULATION AND ENVIRONMENT
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28 Journal Article

Climate change and Zhou relocations in early Chinese history

Authors Chun Chang Huang, Hong-Xia Su
Year 2009
Journal Name JOURNAL OF HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY
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29 Journal Article

The Impact of Parental Death on Child Well-being: Evidence From the Indian Ocean Tsunami

Authors Ava Gail Cas, E Frankenberg, Duncan Thomas, ...
Year 2014
Journal Name DEMOGRAPHY
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30 Journal Article

The Impact of Parental Death on Child Well-being: Evidence From the Indian Ocean Tsunami

Authors Ava Gail Cas, E Frankenberg, Duncan Thomas, ...
Year 2014
Journal Name DEMOGRAPHY
Citations (WoS) 11
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32 Journal Article

A conceptual review of risk communication network for protecting immigrant knowledge workers

Authors Namkyung Oh, Julia Beckett
Year 2015
Journal Name INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
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33 Journal Article

The Science of Climate Change

Authors Michael Oppenheimer, Jesse K. Anttila-Hughes
Year 2016
Journal Name FUTURE OF CHILDREN
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34 Journal Article

Protecting the "Most Vulnerable"? The Management of a Disaster and the Making/Unmaking of Victims after the 2008 Xenophobic Violence in South Africa

Authors Lydie Cabane
Year 2015
Journal Name INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONFLICT AND VIOLENCE
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35 Journal Article

Living in the Eye of the Storm: How did Hazleton's Restrictive Immigration Ordinance Affect Local Interethnic Relations?

Authors Rene Flores
Year 2014
Journal Name AMERICAN BEHAVIORAL SCIENTIST
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36 Journal Article

Introduction

Authors Zana Vathi
Book Title Migrating and Settling in a Mobile World
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37 Book Chapter

SHORT REVIEWS

Authors John Bongaarts, Martin Brockerhoff, Geoffrey McNicoll, ...
Year 1999
Journal Name POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
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38 Journal Article

Opening the Floodgates: Why America Needs to Rethink its Borders and Immigration Laws

Authors Tim Dunn
Year 2009
Journal Name LATINO STUDIES
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39 Journal Article

Identifying the Location and Extent of Populations Trapped by Environmental Change in the Mekong Delta: An Agent-Based Modelling Approach

Year 2013
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The UK Foresight Migration and Global Environmental Change Project recently concluded that migration is likely to be increasingly influenced by environmental change in the future through the impact of climate change on economic, social and political drivers. However, the range and complexity of the interactions between these drivers means that it will rarely be possible to distinguish individuals for whom environmental factors are the sole driver. In parallel, within debates about climate change adaptation there has been an emerging trend to position migration as an adaptation strategy to environmental shocks and stresses. However, migration is expensive, requiring a number of assets/capitals. This can result in some populations who experience the impacts of environmental change seeing a reduction in the very capital required to enable a move. Environmental change is therefore equally likely to make migration less possible as more probable. In the decades ahead, millions of people are thus likely to be unable to move away from locations in which they are extremely vulnerable to environmental change. To the international community, this ‘trapped’ population is likely to represent just as important a policy concern as those who do migrate. In determining the extent and location of these populations the non-ubiquity of migration within a community needs to be accounted for in order to separate those people who want to migrate but are unable to do so from those who are unwilling to migrate and instead choose to cope with livelihood stresses in alternative ways. This distinction requires a contextually driven analysis of the decision to migrate or stay. Such a focus on the migration decision is suited to an agent-based modelling approach which takes into account an individual’s intention to migrate, the influence of migration and non-migration behaviour of others and their perceived ability to migrate within a decision mediated by household and community-level factors.
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Swans, Conflicts, and Resonance Local Movements and the Reform of Chilean Environmental Institutions

Authors Claudia Sepulveda, Pablo Villarroel
Year 2012
Journal Name LATIN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES
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42 Journal Article

Lessons from the 2006 Louisiana Health and Population Survey

Year 2012
Journal Name DISASTERS
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43 Journal Article

Introduction: understanding the links between population dynamics and climate change

Authors Adrian C. Hayes, Susana B. Adamo
Year 2014
Journal Name POPULATION AND ENVIRONMENT
Citations (WoS) 1
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44 Journal Article

Swans, Conflicts, and Resonance Local Movements and the Reform of Chilean Environmental Institutions

Authors Claudia Sepulveda, Pablo Villarroel
Year 2012
Journal Name LATIN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES
Citations (WoS) 19
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45 Journal Article

Climigration? Population and climate change in Arctic Alaska

Authors Lawrence C. Hamilton, Kei Saito, Philip A. Loring, ...
Year 2016
Journal Name POPULATION AND ENVIRONMENT
Citations (WoS) 14
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46 Journal Article

Histories of the Unprecedented: Climate Change, Environmental Transformations, and Displacement in the United States

Authors Uwe Luebken
Year 2019
Journal Name OPEN LIBRARY OF HUMANITIES
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47 Journal Article

Context-Based Qualitative Research and Multi-sited Migration Studies in Europe

Authors Russell King
Book Title Qualitative Research in European Migration Studies
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49 Book Chapter

Antiterrorist policing in New York City after 9/11: Comparing perspectives on a complex process

Authors AS Bornstein
Year 2005
Journal Name HUMAN ORGANIZATION
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50 Journal Article

Temporary Migration Programmes: the Cause or Antidote of Migrant Worker Exploitation in UK Agriculture

Authors Erica Consterdine, Sahizer Samuk
Year 2018
Journal Name JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION AND INTEGRATION
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51 Journal Article

Temporary Migration Programmes: the Cause or Antidote of Migrant Worker Exploitation in UK Agriculture

Authors Erica Consterdine, Sahizer Samuk
Year 2018
Journal Name JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION AND INTEGRATION
Citations (WoS) 1
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52 Journal Article

The formation of ethnic identity in South Omo: the Dassenech

Authors Neal Sobania
Year 2011
Journal Name JOURNAL OF EASTERN AFRICAN STUDIES
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53 Journal Article

Tracking the weight of Hurricane Harvey's stormwater using GPS data

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Year 2018
Journal Name SCIENCE ADVANCES
Citations (WoS) 5
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54 Journal Article

Of Travertine and Time: Otolith Chemistry and Microstructure Detect Provenance and Demography of Endangered Humpback Chub in Grand Canyon, USA

Authors Karin E. Limburg, Todd A. Hayden, William E. Pine, ...
Year 2013
Journal Name PLOS ONE
Citations (WoS) 18
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55 Journal Article

Perceptions of health hazards in the narratives of Italian migrant workers at an Australian asbestos mine (1943-1966)

Authors F Cappelletto, E Merler
Year 2003
Journal Name SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE
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56 Journal Article

The Migration-Development Nexus: Somalia Case Study

Authors Joakim Gundel
Year 2002
Journal Name INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION
Citations (WoS) 25
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57 Journal Article

UK Citizens as Former EU Citizens: Predicament and Remedies

Authors Reuven (Ruvi) Ziegler
Book Title Debating European Citizenship
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58 Book Chapter

More than an urban legend: the short- and long-run effects of unplanned fertility shocks

Authors Thiemo Fetzer, Oliver Pardo, Amar Shanghavi
Year 2018
Journal Name JOURNAL OF POPULATION ECONOMICS
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59 Journal Article

Implications of Climate Change for Children in Developing Countries

Authors Rema Hanna, Paulina Oliva
Year 2016
Journal Name FUTURE OF CHILDREN
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60 Journal Article

Sending Country Policies

Authors Eva Østergaard-Nielsen
Book Title Integration Processes and Policies in Europe
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61 Book Chapter

Climate Change, Extreme Weather Events, and Migration: Review of the Literature for Five Arab Countries

Authors Nicholas Burger, Quentin Wodon, Audra Grant, ...
Book Title People on the Move in a Changing Climate
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62 Book Chapter

Why successful in situ adaptation with environmental stress does not prevent people from migrating? Empirical evidence from Northern Thailand

Authors Patrick Sakdapolrak, Panomsak Promburom, Alexander Reif
Year 2014
Journal Name CLIMATE AND DEVELOPMENT
Citations (WoS) 15
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63 Journal Article

URBAN DEMOGRAPHIC DECLINE IN THE TRADITIONAL INDUSTRIAL REGIONS OF THE URALS (1959-2010)

Authors Sergey Bakanov
Year 2017
Journal Name QUAESTIO ROSSICA
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64 Journal Article

Why successful in situ adaptation with environmental stress does not prevent people from migrating? Empirical evidence from Northern Thailand

Authors Patrick Sakdapolrak, Panomsak Promburom, Alexander Reif
Year 2014
Journal Name CLIMATE AND DEVELOPMENT
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65 Journal Article

Has Exposure to Poor Neighbourhoods Changed in America? Race, Risk and Housing Locations in Two Decades

Authors Xavier de Souza Briggs, Benjamin J. Keys
Year 2009
Journal Name URBAN STUDIES
Citations (WoS) 25
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66 Journal Article

Speaking Truth to Power? Why Civil Society, Beyond Academia, Remains Marginal in EU Migration Policy

Authors Ann Singleton
Book Title Integrating Immigrants in Europe
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67 Book Chapter

Restrictive ID Policies: Implications for Health Equity

Authors Alana M. W. LeBrón, William D. Lopez, Keta Cowan, ...
Year 2018
Journal Name JOURNAL OF IMMIGRANT AND MINORITY HEALTH
Citations (WoS) 3
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68 Journal Article

Closing the Racial Wealth Gap: Establishing and Sustaining an Initiative

Authors Kilolo Kijakazi
Year 2016
Journal Name RACE AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Citations (WoS) 3
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69 Journal Article

Closing the Racial Wealth Gap: Establishing and Sustaining an Initiative

Authors Kilolo Kijakazi
Year 2016
Journal Name RACE AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS
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70 Journal Article

The class route to nationhood: China, Vietnam, Norway, Cyprus - and France

Authors Stein Tonnesson
Year 2009
Journal Name NATIONS AND NATIONALISM
Citations (WoS) 4
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71 Journal Article

Where's populism? Online media and the diffusion of populist discourses and styles in Portugal

Authors Susana Salgado
Year 2019
Journal Name EUROPEAN POLITICAL SCIENCE
Citations (WoS) 7
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72 Journal Article

The fiscal impact of immigration to welfare states of the Scandinavian type

Authors Marianne Frank Hansen, T Tranaes, Marie Louise Schultz-Nielsen
Year 2017
Journal Name JOURNAL OF POPULATION ECONOMICS
Citations (WoS) 1
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74 Journal Article

Reduced migration under climate change: evidence from Malawi using an aspirations and capabilities framework

Authors Natalie Suckall, EDG Fraser, Piers Forster
Year 2017
Journal Name CLIMATE AND DEVELOPMENT
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75 Journal Article

Reduced migration under climate change: evidence from Malawi using an aspirations and capabilities framework

Authors Natalie Suckall, EDG Fraser, Piers Forster
Year 2017
Journal Name CLIMATE AND DEVELOPMENT
Citations (WoS) 5
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76 Journal Article

Agricultural settlement and soil quality in the Brazilian Amazon

Authors Marcia C. Castro, Burton H. Singer
Year 2012
Journal Name POPULATION AND ENVIRONMENT
Citations (WoS) 2
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77 Journal Article

The class route to nationhood: China, Vietnam, Norway, Cyprus - and France

Authors Stein Tonnesson
Year 2009
Journal Name NATIONS AND NATIONALISM
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78 Journal Article

Religion and society: current perspectives

Authors Matthias Koenig, Christof Wolf
Year 2013
Journal Name KOLNER ZEITSCHRIFT FUR SOZIOLOGIE UND SOZIALPSYCHOLOGIE
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79 Journal Article

Religion and society: current perspectives

Authors Matthias Koenig, Christof Wolf
Year 2013
Journal Name KOLNER ZEITSCHRIFT FUR SOZIOLOGIE UND SOZIALPSYCHOLOGIE
Citations (WoS) 3
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80 Journal Article

Local Politics, Populism and Pim Fortuyn in Rotterdam

Authors Julien van Ostaaijen
Book Title Coming to Terms with Superdiversity
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81 Book Chapter

Intersectionality takes it to the streets: Mobilizing across diverse interests for the Women's March

Authors Dana R. Fisher, Rashawn Ray, Dawn M. Dow
Year 2017
Journal Name SCIENCE ADVANCES
Citations (WoS) 13
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82 Journal Article

Land grabbing: a preliminary quantification of economic impacts on rural livelihoods

Authors Kyle F. Davis, Paolo D'Odorico, Maria Cristina Rulli
Year 2014
Journal Name POPULATION AND ENVIRONMENT
Citations (WoS) 33
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83 Journal Article

A Natural Experiment on Residential Change and Recidivism: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina

Authors David S. Kirk
Year 2009
Journal Name AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW
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84 Journal Article

THE PRESERVATION OF ASIAN WETLANDS - BIRDS AND THEIR PROBLEMS

Authors S EARLE
Year 1994
Journal Name INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE REVIEWS
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85 Journal Article

Social and Environmental Vulnerability in a River Basin of Mexico

Authors Úrsula Oswald Spring
Book Title Expanding Peace Ecology: Peace, Security, Sustainability, Equity and Gender
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86 Book Chapter

Human migration and global environmental change: A vicious cycle?

Year 2016
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"Who we are We are a junior research group co-funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) funding priority Social-Ecological Research (SÖF) and Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) aiming to understand the causalities between environmental change and human migration on the tropics. We are based at the Computational Landscape Ecology (CLE) Department at UFZ Leipzig, Germany. Our motivation In recent decades, millions of people worldwide are estimated to have migrated due to environmental change. This phenomenon is likely to increase even more, given the projected continuation of both environmental change and population growth. However, the close relationships between environmental factors and political, economic, and social factors driving migration make it challenging to understand the role of the environment in migration processes. Environmental pressure supports out-migration, whereas in-migration may affect the landscape at the migrant’s destination due to a possible overexploitation of local natural resources. As such, in-migration can potentially accelerate environmental change and even environmental degradation. Consequently, environmental change and migration can become enveloped in a vicious cycle, which has rarely been studied. Our aim Identify and explain spatial patterns of migration and environmental change, and Explore the causality between environmental change, population pressure, human migration, and environmental consequences of migration for drylands: a biome where both significant environmental changes and migration have been observed. Our approach We use an interdisciplinary approach that combines knowledge from multiple disciplines, including human geography, sociology, remote sensing, ecology, and climatology. Moreover, we apply a broad range of methods to obtain novel information regarding the environment-migration relationship at large spatial detail, including GIS-analyses, interviews, time-series analyses of environmental data, Agent-Based-Modelling and meta-analyses."
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Economics of Climate Change: Coping with Shocks in Mongolia – Vulnerability, Assets and Migration

Year 2012
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This project analyzes the impact of climate shocks on the livelihoods and welfare of households in Mongolia. Our analysis particularly focuses on extreme weather events, locally called dzud disasters (see box below). As a consequence of climate change and global warming, it is very likely that climate shocks, such as dzud, will occur more frequently and with greater intensity. As part of the project, we will conduct a unique household panel survey in western Mongolia. Using micro econometric techniques, the project explores the strategies of households to cope with climate shocks and the effects of climate shocks on inequality. Understanding how households at the micro-level are affected by and cope with climate shocks is an important prerequisite for formulating policies that strengthen household-level resilience and prevent distress migration.
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Climate change, environmental change and migration: Social-ecological conditions of population movements using the example of the Sahel countries Mali and Senegal

Year 2010
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The interdisciplinary research project MICLE focuses on the linkages between environmental change and migration in Mali and Senegal. Politicians and scientists increasingly emphasise climate change as one of the major threats to sustainable human livelihoods in Africa and predict massive population movements as a response to a growing number of extreme events such as droughts, increasing water scarcity, a detrimental decrease of food production, changing disease patterns and loss of biodiversity. However, the environmental refugee concept is highly problematic due to geodeterministic stereotyping, terminological ambiguity and political instrumentalisation. Identifying environmental change as the primary cause of these movements is extremely difficult. Therefore, the project faces the challenge to balance the multiple factors causing migration in order to understand its internal logics and contextualise it theoretically. Furthermore, it aims at providing a basis for the formulation of appropriate analyses enabling us to predict future migrations in an interdisciplinary approach bringing together political scientists, sociologists, demographers, geographers and natural scientists.
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Climates of Migration. A Research Project on the Historical Intersections of Climate Change and Migration

Year 2010
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"The three-year research project Climates of Migration is a common project of The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society and the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities in Essen (KWI), generously funded by the German federal Ministry of Education and Research. The project looks at the historical intersections between environmental change and migration and is particularly interested in climate-induced movements of people in the past. Six individual projects consisting out of four dissertations and two post-doctoral projects, will shed light on how, where, and why people migrated as a result of droughts, cold periods, floods, hurricanes, and other extreme natural events. The team will also develop a chronological database CLIMMIGRATION.dat with examples of environmental migration in the last 500 years, weighing the social and environmental factors that played a role. Both individual research and the collaborative project will focus on three main thematic areas: Climates of Famine, Climates of Colonisation, and Disaster Migration."
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