Patterns and Politics of Migration in South Asia

Barbora, Sanjay; Thieme, Susan; Siegmann, Karin Astrid (2010). Patterns and Politics of Migration in South Asia. In: Global Change and Sustainable Development: A Synthesis of Regional Experiences from Research Partnerships. Perspectives of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South: Vol. 5 (pp. 313-328). Bern: Geographica Bernensia

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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 (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography > Unit Geography of Sustainable Development
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography

UniBE Contributor:

Thieme, Susan

ISBN:

978-3-905835-13-7

Series:

Perspectives of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South

Publisher:

Geographica Bernensia

Language:

English

Submitter:

Florian Dolder

Date Deposited:

17 Sep 2018 10:49

Last Modified:

17 Sep 2018 10:49

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.119522

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/119522

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