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Introduction: changing nature of forced migration: vulnerabilities and responsibilities in South and Southeast Asia

Amin, Sara N. and Ganepola, Varuni (2016) Introduction: changing nature of forced migration: vulnerabilities and responsibilities in South and Southeast Asia. In: Changing Nature of Forced Migration: Vulnerabilities and Responsibilities in South and South-East Asia. The University Press Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp. 8-18. ISBN 978 984 506 236 7

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Protracted conflicts, unequal burden sharing, climate change, globalization, and shifting policies regarding immigration, asylum, work and development are changing the nature of forced displacements and blurring the line between forced migration and economic migration. In this chapter we propose the importance of looking at migration dynamics of South and Southeast Asia examining these shifts to contribute to a more interdisciplinary and comprehensive picture of migration for both research and policy-making. We highlight research about migration patterns of groups that are often invisible in the study of migration—women, IPDs, environmental refugees and migrants, South-South migrants, and those that stay behind. We argue that a vulnerability-resilience framework can help bridge many of the gaps and tensions in the migration literature to allow us to move forward in answering questions such as: •How do the causes and consequences of the vulnerabilities of refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), trafficked peoples and migrant workers intersect and diverge? •How do these groups respond to and manage the challenges that their vulnerabilities pose? •What do the commonalities and specificities imply for how responsibilities should be distributed among nation-states, the international community, and regional and local actors? •How are these processes mediated by gender and other identity dimensions implicated in movement of peoples?

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Fulori Nainoca - Waqairagata
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2017 05:41
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2017 22:38

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