09 Dec Academically Understood Context
Academically Understood Context
Governing Climate Induced Migration and Displacement: IGO Expansion and Global Policy Implications
Palgrave Macmillan UK
The focus of this chapter is to adequately conceptualize migration and displacement in the context of climate change. There are many varying definitions of both migration and displacement which have changed over time and have been dependent on different contextual understandings. For the purpose of governance, it is imperative to contextualize the group under inquiry in this book. Legal and conceptual categorization of those being affected by climate change has been difficult and slow moving, and scholars in this field use inconsistent language. Many authors have begun to define those affected by climate change in terms of refugeehood, such as “climate refugee”, “climate change refugee”, “environmental refugee”, “disaster refugee”, and “ecological refugee”.
Simonelli, A. (2016). Academically Understood Context. Governing Climate Induced Migration and Displacement: IGO Expansion and Global Policy Implications. London, Palgrave Macmillan UK: 33-53. URL : http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137538666_4