Climate-Migration: A Security Analysis within the Context of Green Theory

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Ari T., Gökpınar F. B.

ULUSLARARASI ILISKILER-INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, vol.17, no.68, pp.41-53, 2020 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 68
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.33458/uidergisi.865530
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, IBZ Online, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, Historical Abstracts, Index Islamicus, Political Science Complete, Sociological abstracts, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.41-53
  • Keywords: Climate Migration, Green Theory, Security, Climate Change, Green Security
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims to discuss climate migration as a relatively new global issue with various dimensions and to widen the current perspective within global politics to be more inclusive and ecocentric. This study argues that traditional international relations theories and practices are ineffective in discussing and analyzing climate migration as a new global security problem. After a discussion of the conceptual problems, the traditional paradigms of international relations, their policy implications, and the traditional actors will be identified as the primary sources of this problems. Finally, we will conclude that the application of an ecocentric perspective, with holistic characteristics, will provide a better understanding of the current problems.