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000032247 041__ $$aEnglish
000032247 100__ $$aBettini, G.
000032247 245__ $$aOne Step Forward, Two Steps Back? The Fading Contours of (in)Justice in Competing Discourses on Climate Migration
000032247 260__ $$c2016
000032247 507__ $$aHiAware
000032247 520__ $$aIn recent debates on climate change and migration, the focus on the figure of ‘climate refugees’ (tainted by environmental determinism and a crude understanding of human mobility) has given ground to a broader conception of the climate–migration nexus. In particular, the idea that migration can represent a legitimate adaptation strategy has emerged strongly. This appears to be a positive development, marked by softer tones that de-securitise climate migration. However, political and normative implications of this evolution are still understudied. This article contributes to filling the gap by turning to both the ‘climate refugees’ and ‘migration as adaptation’ narratives, interrogating how and whether those competing narratives pose the question of (in)justice. Our analysis shows that the highly problematic ‘climate refugees’ narrative did (at least) channel justice claims and yielded the (illusory) possibility of identifying concrete rights claims and responsibilities. Read in relation to the growing mantra of resilience in climate policy and politics, the more recent narrative on ‘migration as adaptation’ appears to displace justice claims and inherent rights in favour of a depoliticised idea of adaptation that relies on the individual migrant's ability to compete in and benefit from labour markets. We warn that the removal of structural inequalities from the way in which the climate–migration nexus is understood can be seen as symptomatic of a shrinking of the conditions to posing the question of climate justice.
000032247 653__ $$aMigration
000032247 653__ $$aClimate change
000032247 653__ $$aAdaptation
000032247 653__ $$aresilience
000032247 653__ $$aclimate justice
000032247 700__ $$aNash, S. L.
000032247 700__ $$aGioli, G.
000032247 773__ $$pThe Geographical Journal
000032247 773__ $$vOnline article
000032247 773__ $$a10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.01.001
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