SOAS Research Online

A Free Database of the Latest Research by SOAS Academics and PhD Students

[skip to content]

Black, Richard (1998) Refugees, environment and development. Harlow: Longman, 229pp. (Longman development studies)

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Refugees, Environment and Development is concerned with the complex interrelationships between forced migration, natural resource management and 'sustainable development'. The book challenges the growing rhetoric that refugees 'cause' environmental degradation, and that environmental decline is promoting a new wave of 'environmental refugees'. Drawing on examples from Africa, Asia and Latin America, as well as detailed case studies of the Rwandan emergency of 1994-96, and lesser known refugee movements to Guinea and Senegal in West Africa, the book argues against a neo-Malthusian view of the relationship between population, environment and migration. The author explores alternative approaches to the dynamic processes of social and environmental change in refugee situations. This is an ideal text for undergraduate and postgraduate students concerned with environment, development and migration studies, as well as policy-makers and practitioners in the field.

Item Type: Authored Books
SOAS Departments & Centres: Administration and Professional Services > Governance and Compliance
Legacy Departments > Directorate
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Anthropology and Sociology > Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies
ISBN: 9781138433021
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315840536
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2014 10:08
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/18200

Altmetric Data

Statistics

Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads since deposit
0Downloads
339Hits
Accesses by country - last 12 months
Accesses by referrer - last 12 months

Repository staff only

Edit Item Edit Item