Environment, political economies and livelihood change

Ackerly, Brooke A., Anam, Md Mujibul, & Gilligan, Jonathan (2015) Environment, political economies and livelihood change. In Mallick, Bishawjit & Etzold, Benjamin (Eds.) Environment, Migration and Adaptation: Evidence and Politics of Climate Change in Bangladesh. AH Development Publishing House (AHDPH), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Abstract

Between the national and household factors, community or “meso-level” changes in political economy and livelihoods in southwestern Bangladesh illustrate that in order to understand the impacts on people and nations of climate change-related environmental changes – changes that are expected to include rising sea level, saline inundation, and increased likelihood and intensity of cyclones in Bangladesh – we need to understand the dynamics of the built and natural environment and the political economies these sustain. Meso-level political economies affect the sources of income and livelihood available in distressed environmental conditions, and therefore influence how well the people in them can adapt to changing environmental conditions. In this study we have seen the underlying political economies whose dynamics, and not slow onset environmental changes or disastrous environmental events, are pushing Bangladeshis to incorporate migration strategies into their livelihood strategies.

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ID Code: 84192
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Climate Change, Political Economy, Human-environment Coupling, Scale, Bangladesh, Livelihood, Livelihood Change, Environmental Change, Migration
ISBN: 9789849103790
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (050000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 AH Development Publishing House (AHDPH)
Deposited On: 18 May 2015 23:54
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2016 06:25

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