Shifting the focus of migration back home: Perspectives from Southern Africa.
Loren B. Landau and Darshan Vigneswaran raise three fundamental critiques about how contemporary migration and development debates are likely to affect sub-Saharan Africa. They suggest that the focus should shift from movements out of Africa to migration, displacement and urbanization within the continent in order to take into account the negative effects of migration on … Continue reading Shifting the focus of migration back home: Perspectives from Southern Africa.
“A Post-Cold War Geography of Forced Migration in Kenya and Somalia”
Drawing on recent research in the Horn of Africa, emerging patterns of managing forced migration in the post-Cold War landscape are identified and analyzed. While camps continue to house refugees, tbe meaning and value of ‘refugee’ have changed dramatically since the Cold War. Efforts to prevent people from crossing political borders to seek safety are … Continue reading “A Post-Cold War Geography of Forced Migration in Kenya and Somalia”
Drought and population mobility in rural Ethiopia
Significant attention has focused on the possibility that climate change will displace large populations in the developing world, but few multivariate studies have investigated climate-induced migration. We use event history methods and a unique longitudinal dataset from the rural Ethiopian highlands to investigate the effects of drought on population mobility over a 10-year period. The … Continue reading Drought and population mobility in rural Ethiopia