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Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZIF), Bielefeld University; European Science Foundation (ESF)

December 09-13, 2012
ESF-ZiF-Bielefeld Conference "Tracing Social Inequalities in Environmentally-Induced Migration" - European Science Foundation and Center for Interdisciplinary Research
Bielefeld, Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld University, Germany
The central questions of the conference therefore are: 1. In what ways do social heterogeneities and social inequalities contribute to social vulnerability to environmental and climate change and the likelihood that some people or groups are more prone to migrate than others? 2. What are the social mechanisms that shape the unequal distribution of resources, the social status of the persons involved, and the capacities to make decisions, and how do these differences in endowments influence the responses to environmental change and migration? 3. How does the legal framing of migration processes from environmentally degraded areas impact on social inequalities, i.e. when and why are people regarded as internally displaced versus voluntary migrants, or why - in case of cross-border migration - do they opt for illegal versus legal migration or for a refugee status, and how does the legal framing feedback into the status of migrants at the destination place? What are the implications of legal framing for social inequalities? 4. How does the perception of social inequalities and social justice between regions, states and groups impact upon who is held responsible for climate change and action, and the policies designed to cope with environmental deterioration and migration? 5. What is the role of state interventions to combat social inequalities in environmentally degraded and disaster prone areas for adaptation and environmental migration with respect to the norms adhered to and the ideas of equality headed for? [gem?_?? den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information]
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