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Migration and Resettlement

Migration and Resettlement

Migration is increasingly promoted as a resilient action in response to external stressors such as environmental or economic change. However, when migrant rights or well-being are taken into account the relationship between migration and resilience is not as clear cut or complimentary as it may first appear. At a theoretical level, the relationship between resilience and migration is complex and undertheorized but there are potential for these two often ambiguously-defined and uncritically-applied terms to inform each other.

The research under this theme thus addresses both the ways and means by which migration interacts with state, community or individual resilience to protect the well-being and rights of people on the move and their host communities. This includes looking at trafficking, refugee movements, economic and environmental drivers of migration. And seeks to build theory across the two concepts. Members of this theme are drawn from across the college from departments as diverse as the Business School, Political Economy, War Studies and Geography. 


For more information contact:

Dr Helen Adams  
Centre Director
Helen works on the human dimensions of environmental change, with a particular focus on migration. Taking a pro-poor, pro-migrant perspective her work highlights the importance of the non-material dimensions of environmental and social change.


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