Globalization and the Environment: Implications for Human Migration

Type

Journal Article

Author(s)

Sanderson, M. R.

Title

Globalization and the Environment: Implications for Human Migration

Year

2009

Journal

Human Ecology Review

Vol (No), pp

16(1), 92-101

Abstract

Migration is quickly becoming a salient feature of the globalization of trade, investment, and production. One relatively unexplored way of examining the relationship between globalization and migration is to include the natural environment as a proximate explanation of migration within a global political-economic context. An analytical framework of the relationship between globalization, the environment, and migration is developed by synthesizing concepts derived from the literatures related to the population-environment and globalization-environment nexuses. This framework is then applied to a case study of mineral production in Ghana, which is used to demonstrate the utility of key components of the analytical framework.

Citation

Sanderson, M. R. (2009). Globalization and the Environment: Implications for Human Migration. Human Ecology Review, 16(1), 92-101. URL : http://www.humanecologyreview.org/pastissues/her161/sanderson.pdf

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