Type
Article
Title
Governing Environmentally-Related Migration in Bangladesh: Responsibilities, Security and the Causality Problem
In
Asian and Pacific migration journal
Author(s)
BAILLAT Alice - Centre de recherches internationales (Author)
MAYER Benoît - (Author)
EWING Jackson - (Author)
BOAS Ingrid - (Author)
DAS Uttam Kumar - (Author)
Editor
GB
Volume
22
Number
2
Pages
177 - 198 p.
ISSN
01171968
Abstract
EN
Environmentally-related migration is often cited as one of the human consequences of environmental stress, especially in the context of climate change. Nonetheless, there is a lack of effective and appropriate governance strategies that address the issue due to the complex and multicausal character of environmentally-related migration and the tendency to discuss the issue through security-based discourses that favor alarmist narratives.This paper suggests alternative approaches in responding to environmentally-related migration that seek to avoid these pitfalls. Through the case of Bangladesh, this paper illustrates the need to form cross-sectoral governance policies that avoid oversimplifying environmentally-related migration. Specifically, the paper highlights the limits and dangers of the security-based framework to environmentally-related migration and calls for policy coordination as a potential pathway forward.

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