The 'threat' of Climate Induced Migration

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The 'threat' of Climate Induced Migration

Type: Master thesis
Title: The 'threat' of Climate Induced Migration
Author: Elapata, Deshika
Issue Date: 2019-06-28
Keywords: Climate change, migration, securitization, refugee
Abstract: The debate on climate change and migration has been a recurring theme in recent public discourse. Henceforth, through the utilisation of (de) securitization framework, this thesis observes the perceptions of climate change and migration by the EU and Australia towards climate induced migration and the process of securitizing it as a threat. Consequently, it creates awareness and urges policy makers to realise the gravity of the issue and understand climate induced migrants as vulnerable populations. Hence, employing the process of de-securitization. Finally, by facilitating the process of de-securitization of climate induced migration, progress towards recognising ‘Climate refugees’ in the future could occur.
Supervisor: Cusumano, Eugenio
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: International Relations (Master)
Specialisation: Global Conflict in the Modern Era
ECTS Credits: 15

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