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Pluralising climate change and migration : an argument in favour of open futures.

Baldwin, A. (2014) 'Pluralising climate change and migration : an argument in favour of open futures.', Geography compass., 8 (8). pp. 516-528.


This paper contextualises the relation between climate change and human migration using the concepts of neoliberalism, sovereignty and otherness. The paper is intended to provide a general account of climate change and migration research, which seeks to extend understanding of the relation beyond a focus on policy and policy-relevant research. The argument is that because the relation between climate change and migration is so vast, touching on so many aspects of life, the debate on climate change and migration needs to be pluralised. This is especially the case given the future-conditional nature of the relation between climate change and migration.

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Publisher statement:This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Baldwin, A. (2014), Pluralising Climate Change and Migration: An Argument in Favour of Open Futures. Geography Compass, 8 (8): 516–528, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
Date accepted:16 May 2014
Date deposited:25 June 2014
Date of first online publication:05 August 2014
Date first made open access:05 August 2016

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