Global Change and Human Mobility

  • Josefina Domínguez-Mujica

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Armando Montanari, Barbara Staniscia
    Pages 1-23
  3. Sinehlanhla Memela, Brij Maharaj
    Pages 53-72
  4. Yann Richard, Mathilde Maurel, William Berthomière
    Pages 115-140
  5. Josefina Domínguez-Mujica, Ramón Díaz-Hernández, Juan Parreño-Castellano
    Pages 203-223
  6. Birte Nienaber, Ursula Roos
    Pages 285-302
  7. Judite Medina do Nascimento, Claudio Moreno-Medina, Alexandre N. Rodrigues, Herculano Dinis
    Pages 323-347

About this book


This book demonstrates the benefits of applying a new interdisciplinary approach that combines global change and human mobility. The term "globility" was coined in the year 2000 when the commission with the same name was created by the International Geographical Union with the purpose of theorizing about and asserting the concept of human mobility. 

First the book offers theoretical reviews of human mobility. Then it proceeds to study patterns of mobility in today's world as it faces new challenges in migration policies (including border controls, management of refugee movements, social initiatives to empower unauthorized immigrants), the integration issue, environmental hazards, and so on. The response to these diverse challenges reveals an increasing fluidity of human mobility and new forms of engagement of people on the move. 

Readers will obtain a better understanding of current human mobility from a large number of regions and from different thematic perspectives.


Human mobility Global phenomena Migrations Public policies Cultural turn

Editors and affiliations

  • Josefina Domínguez-Mujica
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Las Palmas de Gran CanariaSpain

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