Environmental Change and its Implications for Population Migration / Edition 1

Environmental Change and its Implications for Population Migration / Edition 1

by Jon D. Unruh
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1402028687

ISBN-13: 9781402028687

Pub. Date: 03/24/2005

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

This volume provides an ample overview of state-of-the-art understanding of the multi-dimensional phenomenon of migration, in the characterisation of migration drivers, in environmental and agro-economic case studies and modelling issues as well as socio-political analyses. The analysis is geared to the consequences of climatic change, and the effects on soil,

Overview

This volume provides an ample overview of state-of-the-art understanding of the multi-dimensional phenomenon of migration, in the characterisation of migration drivers, in environmental and agro-economic case studies and modelling issues as well as socio-political analyses. The analysis is geared to the consequences of climatic change, and the effects on soil, water and extreme weather that will drive populations to migrate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402028687
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
03/24/2005
Series:
Advances in Global Change Research Series , #20
Edition description:
2004
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.- 1. Issues relating to environmental change and population migrations. A climatologist’s perspective.- 2. Innovation as an alternative to migration? Exemplary results from a multiple-agent programming model applied to Chile.- 3. Human capital and induced and forced migration.- 4. Environmentally induced population movements: their complex sources and consequences.- 5. Migration induced legal pluralism in land tenure. Implications for environmental change.- 6. Semi-arid northeast Brazil: integrated modelling of regional development and global change impacts.- 7. Population movements, environmental change and social conflicts in the Brazilian Amazon.- 8. Migration patterns, land use and climate change.- 9. Population growth, migration and urbanization, environmental consequences in Kathmandu valley, Nepal.- 10. Considering migration and its effects on coastal ecosystems.- 11. Desertification and migration: a political ecology of environmental migration in west Africa.- 12. Values, migration and environment: an essay on driving forces behind human decisions and their consequences.- 13. Environmental – economic interaction and forces of migration: a case study of three counties in northern China.- 14. Aspects of urban / rural population migration in the Carpathian Basin using satellite imagery

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