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Organizational Perspectives on Environmental Migration

1st Edition

Edited by Kerstin Rosenow-Williams, François Gemenne


242 pages

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Over the past decade, international organizations (IOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have increasingly focused their efforts on the plight of environmental migrants in both industrialized and developing countries. However, to date very few studies have analysed the influence and rhetoric of advocacy groups in the debates on environmental migration.

Organizational Perspectives on Environmental Migration fills this lacuna by drawing together and examining the related themes of climate change and environmental degradation, migration and organizational studies to provide a fresh perspective on their increasing relevance. In order to assess the role of IOs and NGOs in the environmental migration discourse and to understand their interaction and their ways of addressing the topic, the book contains a wide-range of contributions covering the perspectives of organizational sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, geographers, lawyers and practitioners. The chapters are organized thematically around the perspectives of key actors in the area of environmental migration, including IOs, courts and advocacy groups. The geographically diverse and interdisciplinary range of contributions makes this volume an essential foundational text for organizational responses to environmental migration.

This volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of migration studies, international relations, organizational sociology, refugee law and policy, and development studies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Organizational Perspectives on Environmental Migration – Kerstin Rosenow-Williams Part I: The Complex Regime of Environmental Migration 2. Environmental Migration: A Concept between Complexes and Complexities – Lars Thomann 3. Climate Change and Environment related Migration in the European Union Policy: An Organizational Shift towards Adaptation and Development – Julia Blocher Part II: The Role of Courts 4. European Courts as Pacemakers for Defining and Potentially Expanding Protection for Environmental Migrants in Europe – Charlotte Lülf 5. Complementary Protection: The Role of Courts in Expanding Protection to ‘Environmental Refugees’ in Domestic Asylum Regimes – Thea Coventry Part III: The Role of International Organizations 6. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ Discourse on Environmentally Displaced Persons: A Double-Edged Sword? – Sinja Hantscher 7. The Role of the International Organization for Migration in the International Governance of Environmental Migration – Dina Ionesco and Mariam Traore Chazalnoël 8. Environmental Migration and the International Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement – Kerstin Rosenow-Williams Part IV: The Point of View of Practitioners 9. Displacement in the Context of Disasters, Climate Change and Environmental Degradation: The Norwegian Refugee Council – Lena Brenn 10. The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification and the International Organization for Migration Partnership: Addressing Land, Sustainable Development and Human Mobility – Barbara Bendandi, Clara Crimella and Sven Walter 11. Mobilizing Action on Climate Change and Migration: The UK Migration and Climate Change Coalition – Alex Randall 12. Climate-Induced Migrants Need a Dignified Recognition under a New Protocol: Perspective from Bangladesh – Aminul Hoque Part V: The Role of Advocacy Work 13. Civil Society Advocacy and Environmental Migration in Zimbabwe: A Case Study in Public Policy – Innocent Chirisa and Elmond Bandauko 14. Towards an ‘Environmental Migration Management’ Discourse: A Discursive Turn in Environmental Migration Advocacy – Sarah Nash 15. International Epistemic Organizations and their Role in Shaping the Politics of Environmental Migration – Angela Pilath Conclusion 16. Conclusion: The Actors Involved in the Environmental Migration Complex – François Gemenne and Kerstin Rosenow-Williams

About the Editors

Kerstin Rosenow-Williams is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict and at the Chair for Sociology/Organisation, Migration, Participation, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.

François Gemenne is a research fellow in political science (FNRS/CEDEM - University of Liege/CEARC - University of Versailles), and an associate expert with CERI - Sciences Po, France.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Development, Mobilities and Migration

This series is dedicated to the growing and important area of mobilities and migration, particularly through the lens of international development. It promotes innovative and interdisciplinary research targeted at a global readership. The series welcomes submissions from established and junior authors on cutting-edge and high-level research on key topics that feature in global news and public debate.

These include the so called European migration crisis; famine in the Horn of Africa; riots; environmental migration; development-induced displacement and resettlement; livelihood transformations; people-trafficking; health and infectious diseases; employment; South-South migration; population growth; children’s wellbeing; marriage and family; food security; the global financial crisis; drugs wars; and other contemporary crisis.

To submit proposals, please contact the Editor, Helena Hurd ([email protected]).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy