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Migration and Environmental Change in the West African Sahel - Why Capabilities and Aspirations Matter (Electronic book text)
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Migration and Environmental Change in the West African Sahel - Why Capabilities and Aspirations Matter (Electronic book text)

Victoria van der Land

Series: Routledge Studies in Environmental Migration, Displacement and Resettlement

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The West African Sahel is predicted to be heavily affected by climate change in the future. Slow-onset environmental changes, such as increasing rainfall variability and rising temperature, are presumed to worsen the livelihood conditions and to increase the out-migration from the affected regions. Based on qualitative and quantitative data from study areas in Mali and Senegal, this book examines the relationship between population dynamics, livelihoods and environment in the Sahel region, focussing specifically on motives for migration. Critiquing the assumption that environmental stress is the dominating migration driver, the author demonstrates the important role of individual aspirations and social processes, such as educational opportunities and the pull of urban lifestyles. In doing so, the book provides a more nuanced picture of the environment-migration nexus, arguing that slow-onset environmental changes may actually be less important as drivers of migration in the Sahel than they are often depicted in the media and climate change literature. This is a valuable resource for academics and students of environmental sociology, migration and development studies.

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Imprint: Routledge
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Routledge Studies in Environmental Migration, Displacement and Resettlement
Release date: October 2017
First published: 2018
Authors: Victoria van der Land
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 148
ISBN-13: 978-1-315-44015-6
Barcode: 9781315440156
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Development studies
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Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Pollution & threats to the environment > Global warming
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Population & demography > Immigration & emigration
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LSN: 1-315-44015-6

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