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Climate Change and Migration: Security and Borders in a Warming World

Gregory White

Abstract

Climate Change and Migration: Security and Borders in a Warming World works at the intersection of three fields—environmental studies, security studies, and immigration studies. It argues that climate-induced migration has been increasingly framed as a security concern by policy makers and analysts. Although people will undoubtedly migrate internally and across borders as a form of adaptation to global warming, treating such migration as a security threat to North Atlantic countries is an inappropriate response. It takes crucial energy and political capital away from efforts to mitigate GHG em ... More

Keywords: migration, security, climate change, borders, environmental security, North Africa, European Union, Mediterranean, transit states

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199794829
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794829.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gregory White, author
Smith College

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