Close the protection gap? In the wake of climate change, a debate has flared up not only in the European Union, but also internationally, about the legal status of climate_refugees. This debate is centered on the question which causes of flight are considered politically legitimate and which are not. Marlene Becker's anthropological policy analysis examines the genealogy of the figure of the climate_refugee, the preconditions for the emergence of policy and analyses knowledge production in these processes. The study deconstructs existing migration categories and hegemonic discourses about climate_refugees in the context of the European border and migration regime and global climate governance. The study traces in detail in which direction the debate on the rights of climate refugees has developed.
Publication Type: Thesis
Publication Category: University Press