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Publicly Available Published by De Gruyter Oldenbourg May 17, 2016

Climate Migration. Cultural Aspects of Climate Change

  • Alexa Zellentin
From the journal Analyse & Kritik


This paper argues that climate migration-in case of climate refugees in a strict sense-differs from other forms of migration not only by its finality but also by the fact that entire communities are forced to resettle elsewhere. For such communities to migrate with dignity-that is in a way that protects the social bases of their self-respect-their host countries are required to ensure the necessary institutional arrangements enabling these people to become full and equal members within a reasonably short time. Ensuring that their equal participation rights are not merely formal but have ‘fair value’ requires taking cultural differences into account to ensure that they do not pose substantial disadvantages for participation in the political and social sphere.

Online erschienen: 2016-5-17
Erschienen im Druck: 2010-5-1

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