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Governing Environmentally-Related Migration in Bangladesh: Responsibilities, Security and the Causality Problem

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Benoît Mayer
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Jackson Ewing
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Ingrid Boas
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Uttam Kumar Das
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Abstract

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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hal-03399487 , version 1 (24-10-2021)

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Alice Baillat, Benoît Mayer, Jackson Ewing, Ingrid Boas, Uttam Kumar Das. Governing Environmentally-Related Migration in Bangladesh: Responsibilities, Security and the Causality Problem. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 2013, 22 (2), pp.177 - 198. ⟨10.1177/011719681302200202⟩. ⟨hal-03399487⟩
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