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000031570 041__ $$aEnglish
000031570 100__ $$aBettini, G.
000031570 245__ $$aWaltz with Development: Insights on the Developmentalization of Climate-Induced Migration
000031570 260__ $$c2015
000031570 300__ $$a1-19
000031570 507__ $$aGiovanna Gioli, ICIMOD staff, peerreviewed
000031570 520__ $$aThe idea of migration as an adaptation strategy has gained traction in the debates on climate change and mobility. It emphasises migrants?(economic) agency and praises remittances as source of funding for household and community resilience. The environmental determinism of the previously dominant narratives on ?climate refugees? gives way to more accurate understanding of how environmental conditions interact with migration processes, thereby facilitating a convinced engagement by the migration and development communities. This article interrogates the discourses on migration as adaptation through the long-standing ?migration and development? debates. We show that, despite their aura of novelty within climate policy, the ?new? discourses build on ?old? foundations ? i.e. the optimistic swings of the ?migration anddevelopment pendulum? (de Haas 2012). Moreover, the ?migration as adaptation? thesis has not come with a deeper engagement with the structural inequalities that (re)produce socio-ecological vulnerabilities, impeding the mobility of some while forcing others into displacement. Rather, it mirrors the neoliberal version of the classical optimist take on the migration-development nexus, through which mainstream international agendas have tried to foster development and discipline mobility in the last few decades. The extent to which this proves a positive turn in climate (migration) policy is up to debate.
000031570 700__ $$aGioli, G.
000031570 773__ $$pMigration and Development
000031570 773__ $$a10.1080/21632324.2015.1096143
000031570 8564_ $$uhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21632324.2015.1096143$$yExternal link
000031570 980__ $$aARTICLE