11 Dec Migration, Environment and Inequality: Perspectives of a Political Ecology of Translocal Relations
Migration, Environment and Inequality: Perspectives of a Political Ecology of Translocal Relations
Environmental Migration and Social Inequality
Springer International Publishing
Research into the relationship between environment and migration—particularly how the environment influences the decision to migrate—has gained currency in the last decade. However, the growing body of recent environmental-migration literature exhibits an under-theorized and depoliticized notion of the environment. Furthermore, migration is usually perceived as an emergency response, a one-time movement, neglecting the often inherent circularity and continuous effects of migration. In this chapter, we introduce the concepts of translocality and political ecology as a means to address this lapse. We also propose a political ecology of translocal relations as a framework for research into the migration-environment nexus. This to be an important issue in this time of mounting and often reductionist debates.
Greiner, C. and P. Sakdapolrak (2016). Migration, Environment and Inequality: Perspectives of a Political Ecology of Translocal Relations. Environmental Migration and Social Inequality. R. McLeman, J. Schade and T. Faist. Cham, Springer International Publishing: 151-163. URL : http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25796-9_10