Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-33173
Barbora, S; Thieme, S; Siegmann, K A (2010). Patterns and politics of migration in South Asia. In: Hurni, H [et al.]. Global change and sustainable development: a synthesis of regional experiences from research partnerships. Bern, Switzerland, 313-328. ISBN 978-3-905835-13-7.
Migration is an important social and historical reality in South Asia. In the past decade, migration from one country to another and internal migration (i.e. migration within a particular country) have assumed different dimensions
for people in the region. Contemporary research on migration is placed in a spectrum that ranges from exponents of economic benefits at one end, to those who see migration as a security threat, at the other. This
paper combines the work of three researchers and looks at the different political locations from which the South Asian subject is induced to move. It also discusses the economic and political implications that arise from these
migration trajectories. Drawing on their research, the authors emphasise the need for understanding how migration is linked to a complex set of processes that reflect power relations in unequal societies.
|Item Type:||Book Section, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography|
|DDC:||910 Geography & travel|
|Deposited On:||26 Mar 2010 14:16|
|Last Modified:||09 Jul 2012 06:19|
|Series Name:||Perspectives / NCCR North-South|
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