© 2016

Environmental Migration and Social Inequality

  • Robert McLeman
  • Jeanette Schade
  • Thomas Faist

Part of the Advances in Global Change Research book series (AGLO, volume 61)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert McLeman, Thomas Faist, Jeanette Schade
      Pages 3-23
  3. Empirical Investigations

  4. Methodological Reflections

  5. Policy Reflections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Elisa Fornalé, Jeremie Guélat, Etienne Piguet
      Pages 167-187
  6. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Jeanette Schade, Thomas Faist, Robert McLeman
      Pages 203-228
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 229-237

About this book


This book presents contributions from leading international scholars on how environmental migration is both a cause and an outcome of social and economic inequality. It describes recent theoretical, methodological, empirical, and legal developments in the dynamic field of environmental migration research, and includes original research on environmental migration in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, China, Ghana, Haiti, Mexico, and Turkey. The authors consider the implications of sea level rise for small island states and discuss translocality, gender relations, social remittances, and other concepts important for understanding how vulnerability to environmental change leads to mobility, migration, and the creation of immobile, trapped populations. Reflecting leading-edge developments, this book appeals to advanced undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and policymakers.


Environmental Migration Climate Change Vulnerability Socio-economic Inequality Climate Adaptation Mobility

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert McLeman
    • 1
  • Jeanette Schade
    • 2
  • Thomas Faist
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of Geography and Env. StudiesWilfrid Laurier UniversityWaterlooCanada
  2. 2.Bielefeld UniversityCenter on Migration, Citizenship & DevelopmentBielefeldGermany
  3. 3.Bielefeld UniversityCenter on Migration, Citizenship & DevelopmentBielefeldGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Environmental Migration and Social Inequality
  • Editors Robert McLeman
    Jeanette Schade
    Thomas Faist
  • Series Title Advances in Global Change Research
  • Series Abbreviated Title Adv.Global Change Res.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-25794-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-79841-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-25796-9
  • Series ISSN 1574-0919
  • Series E-ISSN 2215-1621
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 237
  • Number of Illustrations 12 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Environment, general
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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