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Author Workshop (June 21 - 22) - Environment, Conflict, and Migration: Exploring Interdependencies

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The globalized world is not only interconnected on various levels and across borders by trade streams and movements of portfolio capital, but also migration, which is all too often driven by conflicts of various kinds. Especially with respect to the relationship of environmental and resource conflicts on the one hand and migration and its governance on the other hand, this topic is very timely. Surprisingly, however, there are several important gaps in the literature. This includes a reductionist approach in studying only parts of the phenomenon instead of capturing the multiple and complex interdependencies, and in narrowing the focus alongside disciplinary divides.

The workshop "Environment, conflict, and migration: Exploring interdependencies" seeks to overcome these shortages in providing an interdisciplinary analysis of the interconnectedness between environmental and resource conflicts and migration as well as migration governance. To this end, the workshop, and an edited volume which will result from the workshop, address four core questions: Under which conditions do environmental and resource induced conflicts in a country of origin generate incentives for migration? Which individuals do indeed migrate and where to? How are streams of migration politically governed on the national, regional and international levels? Which effects does environmental migration have on host countries as well as countries of origin? These questions will be explored from an interdisciplinary, multifaceted theoretical and methodological perspective, bringing together insights from – among others – environmental studies, economics, sociology and political science.


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